Your hands and fingers allow you to perform both simple and complex tasks throughout the day. If you have arthritis, however, even small movements, such as locking a door, brushing your teeth, or using silverware can become painful and difficult.
Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons understand how important the health and function of your hands are to your well-being. As a result, they offer a wide array of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help restore mobility and reduce discomfort.
If you’re experiencing pain in your hands and fingers as a result of arthritis, we can help. Contact us today for more information or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled orthopaedists.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Hand and Finger Arthritis
Arthritis can occur as a result of trauma, such as a fracture, or disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and the condition tends to worsen with time. Defined in the simplest terms, arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. In most cases, the earlier you seek treatment the more effective non-surgical methods can be and the sooner you can return to normal activity. There are numerous options available to address hand and finger arthritis, including medication, steroid injections, splints and casts, and physical therapy. Our physicians will recommend one or more approaches customized to suit your unique anatomic needs. We emphasize minimally invasive options foremost, advising surgery only in the event more conservative techniques have failed to help.
Surgical Options for Hand and Finger Arthritis
If after trying non-invasive options you experience limited or no success, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons may suggest a surgical approach to help restore function and reduce your discomfort. Our physicians are extensively trained in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques that are designed to provide better results with a speedier recovery process than traditional open surgery. During your consultation, your orthopaedic surgeon will explain which procedure can offer you the best possible results for your concerns, and he or she will explain the details of the operation. We do our best to restore or preserve the existing joint; however, joint replacement within the hands and fingers typically can offer excellent long-term mobility and pain relief. Ultimately, your safety, results, and well-being are our primary concerns, and we will do everything we can to provide an exceptional patient experience.