Hands and wrists are responsible for most activities you do throughout the day, including leisure activities, work, and sports. An injury to your hand and wrist or medical condition can significantly affect the quality of your life. Dr. Fisher and his skilled team offer Cumming hand & wrist therapies that can restore full functioning in your hand and wrist following an injury or degenerative condition.
What you should know about hand and wrist pain
Your hand and wrist facilitate several repeated movements, resulting in hand and wrist pain over time. You can get wrist injuries from trauma or during physical activities and sports. The pain may be due to a fracture in the joint or injured nerves, ligaments, muscles, or tendons. While preventing such injuries is impossible, you can see your doctor immediately after they occur to prevent further damage.
During your appointment, Dr. Fisher and his team analyze your symptoms and conduct an initial physical exam and additional tests like X-rays and MRIs before recommending treatment. They offer professional orthopedic care that helps in preventing irreversible complications in your hand and wrist, like permanent nerve damage.
Most prevalent hand and wrist injuries
If you are having trouble with your hand and wrist, you can make an appointment with Dr. Fisher for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for injuries and chronic conditions like arthritis. Some of the medical conditions and injuries he addresses include trigger finger, wrist fractures, wrist sprains, metacarpal, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ligament injuries. After your initial physical exam, the team explains the medical condition or injury causing your pain before recommending an appropriate therapy to help you resume your daily activities.
Available treatments for hand and wrist injuries
In most cases, hand and wrist injuries respond to home remedies and rest. However, if your symptoms are severe and worsen with time, you may want to talk to your doctor. Dr. Fisher may examine your hand and wrist before determining the appropriate treatment approach. He may begin your treatment with conservative treatments before moving on to aggressive options. He may recommend surgery if your injury or medical condition is severe or does not improve with conventional approaches.
Your treatment plan may include steroid injections, immobilization with a splint or cast, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and orthobiologics. If surgery is your only option, the team may repair the damaged parts and support you through rehabilitation, physical therapy, and general recovery. Dr. Fisher and his team always aim to restore full function in the affected hand and wrist, enabling you to embark on your favorite activities.
Preventing hand and wrist pain
It is almost impossible to prevent injuries, but you can follow a few essential tips to minimize your risk. Your doctor may recommend eating calcium-rich meals to build bone strength and prevent fractures. It would be best to consider lighting up your home and removing home hazards that can lead to accidents. Always wear protective gear when engaging in high-risk sports such as rollerblading and football.
For a hand and wrist exam, call Dr. Fisher or schedule an appointment online today.