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If years of typing or a broken finger cause you continued pain or discomfort, you may have a hand condition or injury that requires medical care. Dignity Health Central California orthopedic specialists provide treatment for hand injuries with humankindness.
The type of hand injury you have will determine the care you need to recover and heal. Find a Doctor today who provides care, dignity, and respect for hand pain in Central California.
We use our hands for work, play, and everyday life. Your hands are made of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. A problem or damage to any of these parts can lead to hand pain and different types of hand injuries.
The risk of developing an orthopedic condition involving the hands increases as you age. Overuse, repetitive motion, and trauma can cause the following types of hand conditions:
In addition to pain and discomfort, your injured hand also may feel numb, tingly, stiff, weak, or develop lumps or deformities. Your doctor will accurately diagnose your hand condition in order to relieve your pain and begin the healing process.
Your doctor will prepare a personal treatment plan based on your medical history and type of hand injury. Many people find relief with rest, ice, or anti-inflammatory medicines. Your doctor also may recommend splinting, corticosteroid shots, or hand surgery.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy can help strengthen your hand, especially during recovery following a procedure. For the care you deserve, meet with a Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctor.
Dignity Health Central California’s orthopedic team offers treatment with humankindness for a variety of hand injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.