Our hands and wrists play a crucial role in our lives, from everyday tasks like zipping up a hoodie to beloved actions like whipping a baseball to 3rd base. When our hands or wrists are injured, not only do we experience pain, but it limits our ability to complete the tasks we love and need. To ensure our clients achieve healthy wrists and hands, your go to hand reconstruction Rockwall provider is here to help.
Hand Reconstruction Rockwall Services
Hand reconstruction Rockwall services include three key areas: carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and sprains and strains.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common neurological disorder that forms when the median nerve – the one that runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand – gets squished at the wrist. This can cause numbness, weakness, pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
Fractures are when a bone breaks, typically due to an external force, such as a blow or fall. There are various types of fractures, but pain, swelling, and tenderness are common symptoms among all types.
Sprains & Strains
While often confused with one another, sprains and strains have unique differences. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, whereas a strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. What causes these can be something such as simply overstretching, or it may be more severe such as a partial or complete tear. Symptoms of sprains and strains are pain, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, swelling, cramping, inflammation, and some loss of muscle function.
Hand & Wrist Treatment Action
The first step to addressing any hand or wrist injury is to see a local hand and wrist doctor. Your doctor will identify your problem as well as its severity. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may need a simple treatment, or you may need to consider rehabilitative therapy or hand reconstruction surgery.
If you have recently obtained an injury, we recommend discontinuing the use of the injured area and icing it if you see swelling. Mild, over-the-counter pain relievers can help with some of the discomfort until you are able to get into an appointment. We want to note that “waiting to see if it gets better” may result in more significant injury, so we highly advise seeing a doctor as soon as possible.
Your Hand Reconstruction Rockwall Doctor
Jonathan D. Boyle, M.D. is a native of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, providing our clients with premier services from a hand and wrist doctor with extensive training. Dr. Boyle obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, his Medical Degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas, and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency right here in Forth Worth, TX, at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Dr. Boyle has special interests in upper extremity disorders, including reconstructive hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. From traumatic injuries to common conditions, Dr. Boyle has helped countless patients achieve the active lifestyle they want most.
Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
If you have a hand or wrist injury or are suffering from chronic hand or wrist pain, contact us for your hand reconstruction Rockwall provider today at 972.475.8914. For information on our Greenville, Richardson, and Kaufmann locations, please click HERE.