Hand Doctor for Patients in Reno, NV
If you are in need of a hand doctor in Reno, Nevada, look no further than Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Our orthopedic specialists are highly trained and have extensive experience treating hand injuries, including the following:
- Fractures: The human hand contains 27 bones. When one of them breaks, it can throw off the alignment of the entire hand. Fractures typically cause pain, bruising, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected area. They can usually be treated with a brace, splint, or cast, but more severe cases sometimes require surgery. We can determine the extent of your injury at our Reno, NV location.
- Sprains and strains: Unlike fractures, which involve injury to a bone, sprains and strains involve injury to a muscle or ligament, usually due to the application of excessive stress. While slight sprains and strains are characterized by tenderness and mild swelling, more severe cases can involve intense pain, substantial swelling, and bruising. Treatment by a hand doctor may involve icing, compression, and medication.
- Dislocations: Dislocations occur when a bone moves out of place, causing pain, numbness, bruising, and swelling. A hand doctor can treat a dislocation by manipulating the affected bone back into place, applying traction, or performing surgery.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the carpal tunnel, commonly as a result of repetitive hand or wrist movements. This compression irritates the median nerve, which can cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. A hand doctor may be able to treat carpal tunnel syndrome by icing or splinting the affected hand, performing nerve-gliding exercises, injecting corticosteroids, or performing surgery.
- Trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs when a patient’s finger (often the thumb, middle, or ring finger) gets locked in a bent position. Treatment by a hand doctor may involve splinting, heat/cold therapy, stretching, steroid injections, or surgery.
- Arthritis: Arthritis is characterized by the inflammation of a person’s joints, causing pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the affected area. There are various types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune condition that can affect the entire body), osteoarthritis (a degenerative condition generally limited to the joints), and psoriatic arthritis (typically occurring in people suffering from skin psoriasis). A hand doctor can often treat arthritis using exercise, stretching, physical therapy, medication, or surgery.
- Tendonitis: Tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, either due to small repeated impacts or a sudden, more severe injury. A hand doctor may treat tendonitis using physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or topical gels, corticosteroid injections, or surgery.
If you are suffering from any of these conditions or any other type of hand injury, please do not hesitate to contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, NV location, where you can meet with a hand doctor who will diagnose your condition and develop a customized treatment plan designed to meet your needs.