Hand Pain

Hand Pain offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Hand Pain

About Hand Pain

Everyone experiences hand pain from time to time, but if your symptoms interfere with your work or regular routine, identifying the cause is crucial. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, with offices in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, and Terrell, Texas, the team has years of experience diagnosing and treating hand pain with a conservative, minimally invasive approach. Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today to schedule an appointment or book your visit online. 

Hand Pain Q & A

Is hand pain something to be worried about?

Each of your hands has 27 bones, 27 joints, and over 100 ligaments and tendons. These tissues work together, letting you perform precise motions, like typing, picking up objects, and driving. 

Your hands experience general wear-and-tear daily, so it’s normal to have mild pain occasionally. However, if your pain continues for more than a week and fails to improve with rest, ice, or anti-inflammatory medication, it could point to a more serious problem. 

After an exam, the Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas team can identify the source and recommend treatments. 

What are some common causes of hand pain?

The Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas team treats various causes of hand pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (swelling of the thumb tendons thumb)
  • Ligament injuries
  • Ganglion cysts

Hand pain sometimes results from a traumatic injury, like a fracture or dislocated joint.

How does an orthopaedic specialist diagnose hand pain?

Your Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and if certain activities (like typing or driving) make it worse. 

Your provider examines your hand, fingers, and wrist, checking for redness, swelling, and bruising. They also assess your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion. Your provider gently presses on the affected area to pinpoint sensitive places and orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and surrounding tissues.

They might also order blood work, like a complete blood count, if they suspect your symptoms are due to an infection or underlying medical condition, like arthritis.

How does an orthopaedic specialist treat hand pain?

The Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas team treats hand pain using a conservative, minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:

  • Ice and heat
  • Wearing a cast or a splint
  • Physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your hand muscles
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Sports rehab (if your symptoms are activity-related)

Most types of hand pain improve with rest and a combination of these treatments. But if your symptoms continue or worsen, you might be a candidate for hand or wrist surgery. The team specializes in minimally invasive procedures that involve less pain and quicker recovery.

Call Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today to schedule treatment for hand pain, or book your appointment online.