A hand injury can occur through either trauma or overuse. With their intricate underlying structure of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, the hands and wrists are susceptible to damage, particularly in athletes and other active individuals. If you sustain a hand injury in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or nearby Florida area, you can seek treatment from the orthopaedic experts at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group.
Traumatic wrist and hand injuries often occur during high-contact sports, such as football, hockey, and wrestling. Common types of traumatic hand injuries include tendon inflammation, muscle strain, sprain, joint dislocation, and finger fracture. On the other hand, overuse injuries are stress-induced and can result from repetitive movement, such as that required in activities like golf, tennis, and baseball. Some types of overuse hand injuries include tendon inflammation, tendon subluxation, nerve injury, and stress fracture.
At Tampa Orthopaedic in Tampa, FL, our Board-certified physicians provide both surgical and non-surgical hand injury treatments depending on the severity, type, location, and duration of the condition. Options that are often recommended include:
- “RICE” (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- “Buddy taping” an injured finger to an adjacent finger for support
- Casting, splinting, or bracing
- Physical therapy
In the event that your hand injury requires surgical intervention, Dr. Daniel Murphy, our Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss your options, recommend the best approach for you, answer your questions, and possibly refer you to a hand specialist.
At Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, our long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care and state-of-the-art treatment techniques have made us the top choice of athletes in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL, area. To learn more about the hand injury treatments we offer, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.