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Hand and Wrist Injury Treatments Questions and Answers

At The Orthopedic Group, our trained doctors specialize in hand and wrist injuries. Call us for more information or read on for our Q&A! We serve patients from Leesburg VA, Lansdowne VA, Dulles VA, Woodburn VA, Watson VA, Sterling VA, Oak Hill VA, Broadlands VA, Brambleton VA, and Arcola VA.

Hand and Wrist Injury Treatments Questions and Answers
Hand and Wrist Injury Treatments Questions and Answers

Common hand and wrist issues treated

  • Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Sprained Thumb
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • De Quervain’s Tendinosis
  • Fingertip Injury
  • Wrist Replacement

What is the most common hand injury? What are the types of wrist injuries?

Commonly, hand or wrist injuries occur due to simple daily activities that stress out and put strain on a joint. It’s also common for an injury, like a fracture, to affect a bone in the hand or wrist. Some of the common injuries and issues of the hand and wrist are:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – Pressure on the nerve in the wrist which gives feeling and movement to parts of the hand
  • Arthritis of the hands or wrists – Quite common in older adults, and can make it difficult to do everyday activities
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome of the wrist – Causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and on the outside of the ring finger
  • Trigger finger – This limits finger movement
  • Sprained thumbs
  • Hand fractures

Such injuries and others can be treated by a specialist of the musculoskeletal system!

What doctor should I see for hand or wrist injuries?

For hand or wrist injury or pain, go see an orthopedist, especially if your issue has been long-lasting. This kind of professional is a specialist in injuries, pain, and other issues of the musculoskeletal system which includes the hands and wrists. Both acute and chronic issues can be treated by an orthopedist.

You might need to see an orthopedist if you’ve been struggling with an issue for a while now or if you have chronic pain which is pain that’s lasted over three months. If you’re suffering from an arm or wrist movement problem, weakness, or another issue that accompanies your pain, the orthopedist can help with that too. Or if you have an injury of the hand or wrist (that isn’t life-threatening), you should go see an orthopedist, as one can address the issue and even help you avoid further injury in the future.

How do you treat a hand injury? What about a wrist injury?

This depends on what kind of injury you have and if your issue is chronic. An orthopedist is a capable surgeon, so if your issue requires surgery, the orthopedist can provide it, but an orthopedist wants to avoid surgery and provides other options. In most cases, less invasive, minimally invasive, or even noninvasive treatments will work, like exercise, physical therapy, or medication.

The services an orthopedist offers are about diagnosing and addressing injuries and relieving pain. At The Orthopedic Group, our services include treatments for:

  • Sprained thumbs
  • Distal radius fractures (wrist fractures)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand fractures
  • De Quervain’s Tendinosis
  • Fingertip injuries
  • And more

Also, we’re fully capable of providing arthroscopic surgery or wrist replacements when necessary. Reach out to us at our clinic if you’d like to learn more about what we do and what treatments we offer. We’re very confident we can help you!

Do you provide hand and wrist injury treatments near me?

We likely do! The Orthopedic Group has many orthopedists and multiple locations in Leesburg, Lansdowne, and Stonesprings. Please see our Locations page for the location in or around your area, as well as its address and contact information. After, give us a call at that location if you need our services or believe you might. You can also book a simple consultation with us from that page.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have a hand or wrist injury or still have the symptoms of one. Even if you have pain you can’t explain, we can help. We look forward to seeing you soon!