Photo: Hand Injury

Our hands are very important to us on a daily basis. Sometimes hand pain can be debilitating and impair our ability to perform day to day activities. Hand surgeons specialize in taking care of patients with problems concerning the hand, elbow, and shoulder. Some common problems typically treated by a hand surgeon include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Injuries and fractures of the hand and arm
  • Tendonitis of the elbow (often referred to as tennis or golfer’s elbow)
  • Wrist or hand pain
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve and tendon injuries

It is important to know that not all problems need surgery. Many nonsurgical treatments may be offered as well. Examples of nonsurgical options may include medication, physical therapy, or injections. If you have a problem of the hand, elbow, or shoulder call the North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic today to schedule your appointment.

Martin deGravelle Jr., M.D.