Our hands are some of our most frequently used body parts, which is why pain in the hands can be one of the most debilitating conditions a patient may experience. In some cases, hand pain can result from a recent finger injury, such as a jam or a fracture. In other instances, patients may be suffering from a long-term condition such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
These long-term conditions are often manageable when they are addressed early. However, if the condition is not detected early or if it is simply more severe, the patient may experience severe or even excruciating pain in the hand, some, fingers, and forearm.
In the majority of cases, patients suffering from hand pain or experiencing a condition that has developed over an extended period of time.
If you find that you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, we recommend that you reach out to our hand doctors in St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, or one of our Virgin Islands locations for personalized medical treatment.
- Intensified pain in the hand and arm
- Joint pain in the fingers when grasping, gripping, or carrying items
- Discomfort and swelling around a particular joint or in the hand in general
- Changes in the joints surrounding the main pain point – for instance, if you are experiencing pain in the thumb, you may notice changes in the surrounding finger joints as well
- Redness or warmth in the palm, fingers, and hand
- Throbbing, tingling, or numbing sensations in the hand while resting or sleeping
- A grinding or grating sensation in the afflicted joint, which is often caused by damage to the cartilage
- Cysts forming on the fingers’ end joints, which is often caused by arthritis and similar conditions
The team of hand specialists here at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global knows that your hands are essential in performing the activities you love. That’s why we aim to provide specialized treatment plans to get you back to health.
Depending on your unique condition, there are several different types of hand surgery that you may potentially undergo. Often, hand surgery is considered a last resort and is only used for patients whose hand injuries have not responded to traditional treatment methods.
One common type of hand surgery is tendon repair, which fixes the fibers that connect the muscle and the bone. Patients may also have surgery to repair the nerves in the hand, which may be injured, cut, or severed. In cases of severe arthritis, joint replacement surgery may be necessary.
Why Choose Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global?
Our hand surgeon on our team here at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global has spent years of his career undergoing specialized training concerning the hand and the wrist. Dr. Brian Bacot is fully able to provide a personalized assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan to reduce hand pain and restore your functionality. Additionally, our hand surgeon will work together with our team of physical therapists at COG Restore. This partnership ensures that you not only achieve relief from your hand pain but that you also have a smooth transition to rehab and a seamless recovery.
To speak with a hand doctor on our team at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in the Virgin Islands, please request an appointment using our online portal or contact us via phone at (340) 779-2663.