A hand injury is damage to any of the many components that make up your hand, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Inflammation, overuse, and natural wear and tear can lead to a hand condition or injury.
When you need expert care for a hand injury in Northern California, turn to our renowned orthopedic programs. From arthritis management to noninvasive hand surgery, Dignity Health North State offers treatment strategies to maximize the use of your hands. Use our online Find a Doctor tool to begin specialty care that’s rooted in humankindness.
Symptoms of a Hand Injury
Pain in your hand, wrist, or fingers is typically the first sign of a hand condition or injury. You may experience brief hand pain that resolves with self-treatment, or you may have pain that doesn’t seem to go away.
Other signs and symptoms of a damaged hand include:
- Weak grip and difficulty grasping
It’s common for symptoms of hand pain to worsen with movement. Or, you may notice that moving and loosening up the hand relieves pain and stiffness. Orthopedists at Dignity Health North State are experienced in treating both acute and chronic forms of hand and wrist pain.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Wrist Pain at Dignity Health North State
The goal of healing will always guide your plan of care, so your orthopedic team will consider your medical history and examination results before helping you choose a specialized treatment plan.
After an accurate diagnosis, you can rely on our orthopedic team to offer treatment for common hand injuries and conditions, including:
- Arthritis of the finger or thumb
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Broken finger and hand fracture
- Ganglion cyst
- Trigger finger or thumb
Fortunately, many hand injuries are healed with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicine, splinting, and at-home treatments. If advanced treatment is needed to cure your hand injury, trust trained orthopedists at Dignity Health North State for high-quality hand surgery and effective corticosteroid shots.
Dedicated orthopedic specialists at Dignity Health North State help to heal hand conditions and injuries in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.