Nicholas Jew, MD
Orthopedic Hand Surgeon and Upper Extremity Specialist & Hand & Wrist Surgeon located in Jackson, MS, Flowood, MS, & Madison MS
Hand injuries are often painful and might not heal properly without treatment. At Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Madison, Jackson, and Flowood, Mississippi, orthopedic hand surgeon and upper extremity specialist Nicholas Jew, MD, can diagnose and treat hand injuries to restore strength, range of motion, and quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.
Hand Injuries Q & A
What are hand injuries?
Hand injuries include damage to bones, tendons, muscles, or ligaments in your wrist, hand, or fingers.
Common hand injuries include fractures, strains, sprains, hand tendon injuries, thumb osteoarthritis, and osteoarthritis of the hand or wrist. Trigger finger, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are other examples of hand injuries.
Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center offers same-day appointments for acute hand injuries.
What are the symptoms of hand injuries?
You may experience one or more of the following symptoms with a hand injury:
- Severe pain
- Pain with gripping
- Reduced range of motion
Hand injuries range in severity from mild to severe. You might injure your hand playing sports, working with your hands, being in a car accident, or falling.
How does my doctor diagnose a hand injury?
To determine the type and severity of hand injury you have, Dr. Jew reviews your medical history, discusses your symptoms, and examines your hand, fingers, and wrist. He looks for signs of swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and bruising.
Your doctor might recommend you undergo X-rays or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan.
What are my hand injury treatment options?
Dr. Jew personalizes hand injury treatments based on the root cause of your discomfort. He may suggest one of the following:
Immobilization restricts the movement of your wrist, hand, or fingers. Dr. Jew might recommend wearing a splint, brace, or cast to keep injured tissues still while they heal.
Taking medications can reduce inflammation, stiffness, and pain associated with arthritis or a hand injury. Dr. Jew may suggest you take over-the-counter or prescription medicines.
Cortisone shots, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other injections can reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, and other hand injuries.
Physical therapy can strengthen injured tissues after they heal, reduce stiffness, and restore hand movement.
With a severe hand injury, Dr. Jew can complete a surgical procedure to repair or replace injured tissues. He might insert bone grafts, screws, plates, or rods when necessary.
Don’t let a hand injury go untreated when simple solutions can enhance healing and alleviate pain. Call Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center for a same-day appointment or schedule online today.