Hand Pain | Houston, TX
Hand pain got you down? The hand has 27 bones and anything from a mild injury (i.e. hitting it on a door frame) to a traumatic injury (i.e. fracturing your bones) can cause pain. Repetitive movements and overuse of the hand and fingers during everyday tasks and hobbies can cause injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Finger and thumb pain can also be caused by osteoarthritis. Another cause of hand pain is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -link which can produce pain, numbness, and weakness. The main nerve involved in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the median nerve which travels from the forearm through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist made up of ligaments, with nerves and tendons that run through to the palm of the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets compressed, or pinched, in the tunnel and can lead to swelling. With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome you might experience numbness in the palm of your hand, thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of your ring finger, however, Some individuals feels numbness in the whole hand.
Are you unable to complete everyday tasks as usual due to hand pain? If so, it is time to seek treatment and the physicians at Houston Spine and Sports Medicine who are here to help. Dr. Shaun Lehmann has years of experience diagnosing and treating wrist pain. During your visit our physician will get a medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss your treatment options with you. We have advanced ultrasound technology available in office to further evaluate you if necessary.
Non-surgical Treatment for Hand Pain
Dr. Shaun Lehmann offers multiple treatment options that require no surgery and help promote natural healing of your injury. Some of the latest nonsurgical treatments our physicians offer are prolotherapy, PRP, and bio-puncture. Our physician may also discuss nutrition with you that helps promote the body’s natural healing process.
The hand has 27 bones and anything from a mild injury (i.e. hitting it on a door frame) to a traumatic injury (i.e. fracturing your bones) can cause pain. Repetitive movements and overuse of the hand and fingers during everyday tasks and hobbies can cause injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Common Diagnoses for Hand Pain:
- Thumb Pain
- Finger Osteoarthritis
- Trigger Finger
- Ligament sprains/muscle strains
- De Quervain’s Tendonitis
- Ganglion Cyst
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand Pain Treatment Options: