Hand Pain Specialist

Omar D. Hussamy, MD

Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery located in Vero Beach, FL

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

Why does hand pain happen?

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.

Which conditions cause hand pain?

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.

How do doctors treat hand pain?

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.