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When Should You See a Hand Surgeon?

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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 non-surgical treatments may be offered as well. Examples of non-surgical options may include medication, physical therapy, or injections. If you have a problem with the hand, elbow, or shoulder call the North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic today to schedule your appointment.