The landscape of Austin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has evolved where you as a patient now have the choice of where to obtain the highest quality care for your wrist and hand injuries and chronic conditions. The orthopedic specialists at Joint Pain Orthopedics have the wrist and hand subspecialty training required to effectively diagnose and manage your sports medicine injuries, orthopedic injuries and degenerative conditions. Sports medicine in Austin and Central Texas today encompasses a broad array of wrist and hand injuries managed both operatively and non-operatively for the patients that enjoy physical activity.
Our goal at the Joint Pain Orthopedics Sports Medicine department is to maximize function, minimize pain and get you back to what you love to do as soon as medically possible. It doesn’t matter if you are a high-school athlete, weekend warrior, Pickleball champion or leisure golfer. We are comfortable taking care of the patient at whatever level of competition.
What can we do for wrist and hand conditions and injuries? The following provides a list of available wrist and hand treatments at Joint Pain Orthopedics. This is not a comprehensive list of the treatments we provide, so please excuse us if you don’t find what you were looking for here. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists to discuss all of your options.
Did you take a bad fall from your skateboard or bicycle landing on your out-stretched hand? If swelling, pain and bruising of the hand don’t subside, and then you may have sustained a fracture of the scaphoid bone. Urgent evaluation and immobilization or surgery may be warranted to decrease any long-term problems.
Difficulty opening jars and twisting with pain in the thumb region may be an indicator of arthritis affecting the base of the thumb. Splinting, injections and surgical correction are potential modes of treatment.
Did you miss the mark on catching that baseball? Do you have a painful finger that has an inability to fully straighten? This could indicate a mallet finger injury, which may require splinting for a period of time.
Common sports and accident injuries of the wrist and hand include:
Baseball: mallet finger, finger fractures
Golf: carpal tunnel syndrome, scaphoid fracture
Pickleball & Tennis: ulnar impaction syndrome, scapholunate ligament rupture, carpal tunnel syndrome
Basketball: mallet finger, wrist fracture, scaphoid fracture
The benefit of care at Joint Pain Orthopedics is the specialization that our orthopedic providers have, which allows us to laser focus on a small subset of wrist and hand conditions that affect a great percentage of people with sports injuries and chronic conditions. This allows us to treat every condition with operative and non-operative measures giving you the ability to remain with one clinic for all of your musculoskeletal care! No gimmicks or surprises. Just good old fashion care from competent providers.