Hand Pain - Carrollton, TX
Dr. Allmon is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in Carrollton, TX. He uses advanced surgical as well as non-surgical techniques to help patients find relief from acute and chronic hand pain. The surgeon also specializes in providing treatment for hand fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and various other conditions.  

Hand Pain

The hand comprises of muscles, joints, tendons, connective tissues and ligaments. Any damage or injury to these structures can lead to hand pain. People involved in activities that require repetitive use of hand muscles are at a higher risk of having pain.

 
Causes Of Hand Pain

  • De Quervain's Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Muscle strain
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Fractures
  • Trauma or injury to the hand
  • Bone spurs

Symptoms Of Hand Pain

  • Weakness
  • Pain and swelling
  • Numbness in hands  
  • Tingling
  • Difficulty in grasping objects
  • Inability to make a fist
  • Deformity in hand

Diagnosis Of Hand Pain

The orthopedic doctor may conduct physical examination of the hand and ask the patient about his medical history. Imaging tests such as X-rays and MRI may be recommended to determine the severity of the condition. The doctor may also conduct a bone scan to rule out other conditions including Arthritis.   

Treatment Of Hand Pain

Non-surgical treatment

  • Rest: The doctor may suggest providing rest to the affected area. Vigorous activities that strain the hand joint must be avoided.   
  • Ice: Applying icepacks at frequent intervals may help to reduce hand pain. Heat therapy may prove to be beneficial in relieving the symptoms.   
  • Compression: Wrapping an elastic bandage around the hand may help to compress the joint and decrease swelling.   
  • Elevation: Keeping the hand above the level of heart may help to alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help to promote recovery. Cortisone injections may be administered in the case of severe pain.   
  • Splints: Wearing a splint may help to stabilize the fingers, thumb and wrist.  
  • Physical therapy: The doctor may recommend certain exercises to strengthen hand muscles and improve flexibility of the joint.  

Surgical treatment:

  • Fusion or Arthrodesis: In this procedure, the surgeon removes the worn cartilage and fuses the bones in the hand. It may be beneficial in reducing pain.   
  • Replacement: The surgeon replaces the damaged joint with an artificial implant. This surgery is performed to restore the functionality of the hand and reduce discomfort.  

For comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of hand pain, visit Dr. Allmon in Carrollton, TX. To schedule an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, feel free to call at (972) 492 – 1334.