Hand Pain Specialist
Everybody experiences hand pain at some point, but if it’s a common occurrence, you may have an underlying condition. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Omar D. Hussamy, MD, PA, uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat hand pain at his office in Vero Beach, Florida. Identifying the root cause of your hand pain is the first step in finding relief. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.
Hand Pain Q & A
Both your hands and wrists contain a number of small bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves that can cause pain when injured or affected. Acute, or short-term, hand pain is common in adults, especially if you often use your hands for work or have a job that requires typing.
Chronic (long-term) hand pain is an early indicator that you have an underlying condition.
Hand pain can develop for many different reasons, but the most common include:
- Joint damage
- Nerve damage
- Fractures or sprains
- Repetitive motions
- Chronic inflammation
Once an injury heals, your pain should dissipate. Unfortunately, a healed injury doesn’t always relieve your pain. If you’re still experiencing hand pain, Dr. Hussamy can examine your hand to determine whether your injury properly healed.
Many degenerative and inflammatory conditions cause hand pain, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a thin passageway at the bottom of your hand. It contains tendons that help your fingers move and holds the median nerve, which runs from your palm to the forearm.
Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when something squeezes the median nerve. This can occur due to inflamed tendons surrounding the nerve.
Arthritis is the primary cause of most hand pain and leads to chronic joint inflammation. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the two most common are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
OA is a wear-and-tear type of arthritis that occurs due to degraded cartilage around the joints. RA is an autoimmune condition that leads to joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis primarily affects the two tendons at the base of your thumb. It can be an extremely painful condition that limits your thumb’s range of motion.
This chronic inflammation often puts pressure on the nerves surrounding your thumb, leading to pain and swelling.
After Dr. Hussamy performs a comprehensive evaluation of your hand and wrist, which may include an in-house X-ray or MRI. Based on the results, he designs a personalized treatment plan for you.
Dr. Hussamy and his team offer onsite physical therapy in addition to medication. The team also performs regenerative medicine, a cutting-edge treatment that involves injecting your hand or wrist with stem cells to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve your range of motion without surgery.
As the only fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in South Florida, Dr. Hussamy frequently performs hand and wrist surgery, particularly if you have advanced arthritis. This procedure can significantly reduce pain and inflammation in your hand and wrist.
To get relief from your hand pain, call Omar D. Hussamy, MD, or book an appointment online today.
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"Dr. Hussamy is very pleasant and personable. He thoroughly explained my condition and his recommended course of action. He provided an opportunity to ask any questions. He performed the procedure on the spot and ensured my comfort and concerns were properly addressed. He thoroughly explained post-procedure activity and made sure I knew to contact his practice with any additional concerns or follow-up, if needed. I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Hussamy’s care and will happily seek it again should the need arise."
"Dr. Hussamy appears to be a very caring doctor who takes time to explain your issues and listen to your concerns. You never get the impression that he is rushing to get to the next patient. His office staff is very cordial and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend him to my family and friends!"
"Everything about my visit with Dr. Hussamy was perfect! Office staff, x-rays, and consultation were efficient, friendly, and professional. Surgical options and procedures were thoroughly explained. Update: the actual surgery went as described and was 100% successful!"
"They were able to give me a last-minute appointment. The office staff were very pleasant and courteous. Dr. Hussamy was pleasant, non-rushed, explained things to me, and set up for further testing right away."