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The specialty-trained hand doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating hand injuries and conditions.
Most people don’t stop to think how often they use their hands or fingers. However, when they’re experiencing hand pain or limitation, each of the thousands of hand and finger movements they perform every day becomes apparent. Hand and finger pain can occur when a finger is jammed into an object, when someone simply attempts to open a jar that is sealed too tight, or it can even happen due to overuse. Another way that hand pain manifests is in arthritis, where it is often described as dull or burning but can bring about other painful sensations. Experienced hand and upper extremity (which includes the wrist, elbow, and shoulder) doctors understand these unique issues and more, and they can diagnose and treat hand pain using a variety of helpful solutions.
Common Conditions Seen by a Hand Doctor
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (commonly caused by repetitive work tasks)
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Flexor tendon damage
- Mallet finger
- Nerve compression (commonly known as a pinched nerve)
- Sprains or strains
- Trigger finger
If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a hand doctor near you:
- Clicking when there are hand or finger movements
- Fingers are swollen or throbbing
- Hands are tender to the touch
- Hand pain that keeps you awake at night
- Numbness or tingling
- Stiffness in the hands and fingers
At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our hand specialists understand these issues can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as hand surgery. Additionally, if surgery is necessary, physical therapy or a rehabilitation program may be recommended afterward by a surgeon to aid in the recovery process. Our hand doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.
Contact us today to consult with a doctor at Desert Orthopaedic Center. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online at one of our locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Central Office, Northwest Office, or Southwest Office, or at our location in Henderson, Nevada.
Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of the hand, our specialty-trained hand doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating hand injuries and conditions.
Our hand surgeons, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Michael Lee, and Dr. William Stewart, are the leading specialists in the region who have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your hand injury or condition.
To consult with a hand doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088.