Hand Specialist

Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow -  - Orthopaedic Specialist

Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow

Orthopaedic Specialists & Orthopaedic Surgeons located in Atlanta, GA & Marietta, GA

From eating to writing, you depend on your hand to perform many essential functions. Any hand problem may make these daily tasks difficult. The experienced orthopaedic physicians at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, are experts at diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the hand. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Atlanta or Marietta, Georgia, or book an appointment through the online scheduling tool.

Hand Q & A

What conditions affect the hand?

Your hand is one of the most complex parts of your body and performs many essential functions. There are many conditions that may interfere with the normal structure or function of your hand and affect your quality of life.

The experts at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow include orthopaedic surgeons and therapists that specialize in problems that affect the hand. Some of the most common conditions they treat include:

Carpal tunnel

Your carpal tunnel is a narrow space in your wrist that serves as a passageway for the median nerve to your hand.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects sensory and motor function in your hand due to compression or pinching of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel. When untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome may cause permanent nerve damage and affect hand function.

Trigger finger

With a trigger finger, your finger or thumb snaps like the trigger of a gun when bending or straightening. Without care, your trigger finger may get stuck in a bent position.

Arthritis

Arthritis causes joint pain and inflammation. Arthritis may affect any joint in your body, including the joints in your hand.

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity that causes your fingers to bend inward into the palm of your hand.

Sports or work injuries

Like any other part of your body, your hand is susceptible to injuries. Common sports- and work-related hand injuries include fractures, tendon tears, and ligament injuries. Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow specializes in sports injuries and workers’ compensation.

When should I seek medical help for my hand problem?

You should seek medical help for your hand if your problem develops after an acute injury, causes severe or ongoing pain, or interferes with your ability to manage your daily activities.

Many conditions that affect the hand worsen over time. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment plan in place may prevent permanent damage.

What are common treatments for hand problems?

Your provider at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow creates individual treatment plans for your hand problem based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, medical history, and personal preferences.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Hand therapy
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Nerve pain medication

In some cases, surgery may be needed to fix your hand issue. Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow specializes in hand surgery and performs many procedures at the Georgia Surgical Center on Peachtree, which is their ambulatory surgery center.

Don’t let your hand problem interfere with your daily life. Call Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow or book an appointment with the hand specialists online today.