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Diagnosing & Treating Hand Injuries in Southern California


Hand injuries can involve damage to any part of the hand — bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons, or nerves. 

If you have a hand injury, Dignity Health Southern California has board-certified doctors, therapists, and nurses who are ready to help. If you need hand surgery, our surgeons are trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques. Find a Doctor who treats hand injuries in Southern California at one of our local hospitals.

 

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Other Common Hand Conditions

At Dignity Health Southern California, we treat a range of hand conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the finger or thumb
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Fractures, such as a broken fingers and hands
  • Ganglion cyst
  • De Quervain’s syndrome
  • Trigger finger or trigger thumb

Hand conditions have several common causes, but age is an overall risk factor for developing one. Repetitive motions of the hand and wrist can lead to overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Broken fingers and hand fractures are usually caused by trauma. Certain health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can severely damage finger joints. Sometimes doctors don’t know what causes these conditions, as is the case for Dupuytren’s contracture.

 

Symptoms of Hand Injuries

Symptoms of hand conditions depend on the specific injury or problem. Sometimes rest improves symptoms, other times it makes them worse until the hand loosens up. Common symptoms include:

  • Chronic or acute pain, which can range from dull to severe
  • Numbness
  • Stiffness
  • Tingling
  • Deformities, such as lumps
  • Weak grip

 

Hand Injury Treatment at Dignity Health Southern California

Many hand conditions respond well to anti-inflammatory medicines, splinting, ice, or rest. Sometimes, our doctors recommend surgery or corticosteroid shots. Your doctor will work with you to improve your hand strength, flexibility, and function after your injury. This may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, or both. Whatever your treatment, trust our doctors to provide personalized care.

Dignity Health surgeons diagnose and treat a range of hand injuries in Southern California.