Relief for Your Hand Pain
Orthopedic Centers of America board-certified, specialty-trained hand doctors are proven experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and conditions. They are nationally recognized for using the most advanced technologies to restore your hand to its optimal function while providing compassionate, personalized treatment.
No matter your age or occupation, your fingers and hands are always working. From hand injuries to arthritis, hand problems require specialized expertise, advanced knowledge and experience from the doctor you choose, because you rely on your hands for almost every task you undertake. That is why it is important that you see an experienced hand specialist that you can trust. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak to a patient coordinator and be matched with an orthopedic hand specialist in your area today! Our doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans for your individual condition and get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy.
When to See a Hand Specialist
If you are experiencing problems with your hands that are interfering in your daily activities, then it is time to see a hand expert. Some hand conditions may develop over time and, if not treated early, may worsen. Other conditions may have an immediate onset due to an injury, sprain or fracture. We understand that pain in the hands can make everyday activities difficult.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek medical treatment for your hand.
- Numbness, tingling or throbbing of the hand while resting or sleeping
- A grinding or grating in a joint
- Swelling and discomfort anywhere in the hand or fingers
- Pain in the fingers while doing normal activities
- An increase in hand discomfort
- Warmth and/or redness anywhere in the hand
- Changes in the ability to move joints
- Trauma or injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Tendon and ligament repair
- Nerve entrapments
Popular Procedures and Treatments
Our recognized experts use a wide variety of treatments and procedures customized to the individual to provide relief from chronic pain. Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain.
Because medical science is constantly developing more effective and less invasive techniques to diagnose and treat hand conditions, recovery times may be faster. Your doctor will tailor your treatment plan based upon your specific condition.
- Physical Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Regenerative Medicine
- Cell Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgeries
- Hand Arthroscopy
Most people who experience chronic pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in the hand and fingers believe that it must be endured. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we want to give you access to the most advanced treatments available so that you may find relief.
Join the more than 30,000 patients who have regained the ability to use their hands without chronic pain. Contact an Orthopedic Centers of America patient coordinator now at 1-888-549-0835 and get matched with a highly-acclaimed hand specialist who can provide the personalized care you deserve!
The most obvious benefit of finding the appropriate treatment for your hand is a relief from the pain. However, other benefits include:
- Non-surgical options for treatment
- A faster return to activities you love
- Outpatient procedures
- Quick recovery time for surgical procedures
- Smaller incisions, usually less than half an inch
- Lower risk for complications
Once your condition is accurately diagnosed, your orthopedic hand specialist will provide several treatment options, beginning with the least invasive approach possible. Your doctor will collaborate with you to decide on the best course of action to alleviate your pain and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
If you are experiencing pain in your hand(s), there is no longer a reason to hesitate to get treatment. Thanks to advancements and innovative techniques in orthopedics, our highly-trained hand specialists explore non-surgical treatment options such as physical therapy or platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy whenever possible. These conservative treatment options can be very effective at treating many hand conditions with better outcomes and faster recovery times.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative treatment that uses healing components from your own blood, injected into the hand and/or finger(s) to increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself. Injections, physical therapy and PRP are just a few options your doctor may discuss with you.
Regenerative Medicine, the concept of harnessing your body’s own healing capacity, provides patients additional options for consideration. Currently, PRP is one of the most common and highly successful orthopedic regenerative medicine solutions for injuries and chronic pain. Due to the emerging field, it is important, however, to choose a physician with a comprehensive understanding of regenerative medicine.
Another regenerative technology that may be considered is cell therapy. In these cases, stem cells are harvested from the rich source found in bone marrow and placed at the point of injury or pain to stimulate the body’s repair process. As a person ages, the healing mechanisms do not perform as well as at a younger age. An advanced strategy of placing stem cells at the point of injury has been proven to be safe, efficient, and delivers quick relief from pain.
The exclusive network of doctors that make up Orthopedic Centers of America undergo careful consideration concerning their adherence to evidence-based medicine and compliance with FDA regulations. Therefore, you can rest easy with the knowledge that your doctor can provide the most advanced and comprehensive care available. At Orthopedic Centers of America, it is our goal that you experience the best possible outcome and get back to what you need and love to do.
Orthopedic Centers of America does not participate in cells sourced from Embryonic, Umbilical Cord Blood/Placental Tissue, Amniotic Fluid, or Amniotic Tissue. Only adult cells from one’s own body are used by the doctors in the Orthopedic Centers of America network.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we want to help you regain the pain-free use of your hands. If your orthopedic specialist does not recommend non-surgical options for your specific situation, then we offer the latest, state of the art procedures such as minimally-invasive microsurgery and laser surgery techniques to help you recover quickly.
Preparation for Hand Surgery
How you prepare for hand surgery will depend on the procedure. In most cases, the doctor may make recommendations on the following:
- Medications and supplements – Some medications and supplements may increase the risk of bleeding during surgery. Your physician may suggest that you stop taking certain medications and supplements prior to surgery. Ask your physician what applies to you.
- Fasting – The time you may need to fast depends on the type of hand surgery you are having. Follow the instructions provided by your physician to avoid the postponement of your surgery.
- Going home – Discuss with your doctor about the possible need to arrange a ride home after the procedure.
Your orthopedic hand specialist may recommend physical therapy after a surgical procedure to quickly regain mobility and function of hands following surgery. Certain rehabilitation exercises may be assigned to you by a physical therapist to practice at home for a specific recovery period. This final step in the healing process will allow you to accomplish the final segment of treatment and start using your hands for daily activities!