12013Jul

Top 3 Reasons to See a Hand Doctor

Hand and wrist pain, injuries or other hand-related conditions can happen to just about anyone, particularly when sporting activities or repetitive tasks are involved. When an injury occurs or pain is persistent, a visit to a hand doctor may be required to return the wrist or hand to its normal functioning.

An educated, skilled and certified hand surgeon is highly qualified to diagnose and treat all injuries, pain and problems associated with the hand, wrist and forearm.

Here are the top three reasons to see a hand doctor:

1) Advised by your general practitioner. Most people suffering from discomfort or pain in one or both hands or wrist will first visit their primary family doctor. While this is a great first step, your family doctor may refer you to a hand specialist after discussing your symptoms. A hand doctor has specialized education, training and certification that makes him an expert in diagnosing hand conditions, and more importantly, suggesting effective treatment options to give you long lasting relief.

2) Suffering from ongoing, chronic wrist or hand pain. If you job entails using your wrist or hand in a repetitive fashion and you find that you are experiencing numbness, tingling or persistent hand or wrist pain, a hand surgery doctor can perform a carpal tunnel procedure or hand surgery to stop this pain in its tracks. Of course, if your hand specialist finds that you have carpal tunnel syndrome, more conservative methods and minimally invasive treatment, such as wearing a wrist splint.

3) Incurred an injury of the hand, wrist or forearm. Whether your hand, wrist or forearm injury resulted from a sporting, work, or other leisure activity, hand doctors have the expertise and training to diagnosis and treat your injury. Because the hand is made up of a complex combination of tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, blood vessels and skin, it behooves you to see an expert who knows the ins and outs of this unique and intricate part of the human body.

Our Hand Doctors

At the Florida Hand Center, Dr. Stephen L. Helgemo, Jr. and Dr. Ivan G. Olarte treat some of the most common hand conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, arthritis, wrist pain, and more.

They do so in a in a bilingual practice that using state-of-the-art equipment, accurate diagnosis techniques and advanced hand treatment. We invite you to give us a call today if you are experience hand pain or have suffered a hand, wrist or forearm injury.