HAND & UPPER LIMB PAIN
We specialise in orthopedic solutions for the hand and upper limb, and our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping our patients restore and maintain their mobility and function.
We offer a wide range of services, from non-surgical treatments to complex reconstructive surgeries.
Hand and upper limb injuries are common and can be caused by various factors such as accidents, sports activities, repetitive motions, and medical conditions. These injuries can affect the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and other structures in the hand and upper limb.
Common hand and upper limb injuries include fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger. Fractures and dislocations are usually treated with immobilization, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery. Sprains and strains are treated with RICE therapy, physical therapy, and medications. Tendonitis is treated with rest, physical therapy,
medications, and sometimes surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated with splinting, medications, and sometimes surgery. Trigger finger is treated with splinting, medications, and sometimes injections or surgery.
Non-surgical solutions for hand and upper limb injuries include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications, and splinting or bracing. RICE therapy is commonly used to reduce pain and swelling in acute injuries. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are effective for rehabilitating hand and upper limb injuries, improving the strength, range of motion, and function of the affected area. Medications such as pain relievers, anti-inflammatory,drugs and muscle relaxants can help manage pain and inflammation. Splinting or bracing can immobilize the affected area and support the healing process.
Surgical solutions for hand and upper limb injuries include various procedures such as arthroscopy, joint replacement, tendon repair, and nerve decompression. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a small camera and instruments to diagnose and treat joint problems. Joint replacement surgery is used to replace damaged or diseased joints with artificial ones. Tendon repair surgery is used to repair torn or severed tendons. Nerve decompression surgery is used to relieve
pressure on nerves that cause pain, numbness, or weakness.
In summary, hand and upper limb injuries can be debilitating and affect daily life. It is important to seek medical attention promptly for hand and upper limb injuries to prevent further damage and ensure the best possible outcome.
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