Sports Medicine Oregon
Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Tigard, OR & Wilsonville, OR
You use your hands every day. As a result, a hand injury can significantly disrupt your life and limit your independence. The skilled orthopedic team at Sports Medicine Oregon in Tigard and Wilsonville, Oregon, provides expert diagnosis and personalized treatment for a wide range of hand injuries. Call the practice or schedule online today if you have a painful hand injury and need to get back to your regular activities quickly and safely.
Hand Injuries Q&A
What are common hand injuries?
Your hands are vulnerable to various acute and repetitive use injuries. While anyone can injure their hands, athletes have an increased chance of sustaining a severe injury. The team at Sports Medicine Oregon diagnoses and treats:
You have 27 bones in your hands and wrists and can fracture any of them. Hand fractures can occur if you fall onto an outstretched hand or during a sports-related collision with another player or equipment.
Dislocations are also common sports injuries. For example, if you catch a finger on another player's jersey, the force can yank the bone out of alignment.
Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) is a repetitive-use tendon injury that causes inflammation in the sheath that surrounds a tendon. The inflammation causes pain and reduces your ability to flex or extend a finger fully.
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a type of tendon inflammation that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. The painful condition can reduce the strength and flexibility of your thumb, limiting your ability to complete many critical hand movements.
Dupuytren's contracture is a gradual repetitive-use injury that causes inflammation and tissue thickening on your palm. The thick tissue prevents your flexor tendons from moving smoothly, and the affected fingers get stuck in a flexed position.
When should I talk to a doctor about hand pain?
Make an appointment at Sports Medicine Oregon as soon as you have an acute or traumatic hand injury. The sooner you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment, the faster you can recover.
Additionally, if hand pain limits your ability to participate in sports or complete daily activities such as brushing your teeth or driving, make an appointment to find out what's causing your pain.
How are hand injuries diagnosed?
The Sports Medicine Oregon team reviews your symptoms, injury details, and lifestyle factors before performing a physical exam. They test your range of motion and grip while looking for inflammation and deformity.
Your provider might also order an X-ray or nerve conduction study to collect more details about your hand injury.
How are hand injuries treated?
The team at Sports Medicine Oregon offers comprehensive treatment plans to relieve your pain and heal your hand injury. Depending on your specific needs, your treatment plan could include:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Steroid injections
- Regenerative medicine
- Integrated physical therapy
- Minimally invasive corrective surgery
You need your hands to do just about everything. If a hand injury is getting in the way of your life, call Sports Medicine Oregon or make an appointment online today for expert, patient-focused care.
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