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Hand And Upper Extremeties Pain Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

A broad range of injuries and disorders can affect the hand and upper extremities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and trigger finger. Our Nashville and Franklin hand doctors provide comprehensive care for adolescents and adults. To find complete hand treatment near you, call or book online today.

Hand Pain and Visiting a Hand Doctor in Nashville or Franklin, TN

What are the upper extremities?

In orthopedic medicine, the upper extremities consist of the limbs and joints at the top of your body, including the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Injuries and illnesses that affect the hand and upper extremities can cause pain and difficulty during daily activities, like getting dressed in the morning and preparing food.

Who treats hand pain?

Orthopedic hand and upper extremity specialists are experts in treating conditions to the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand. These hand doctors complete an additional year of education called a fellowship where they focus only on these areas of the body.


What conditions affect the hand and upper extremities?

The expert team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics provides sophisticated care for the full range of injuries and diseases that affect the hand and upper extremities, including:

  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries
  • Lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arm, wrist, and hand fractures
  • Dislocated fingers
  • Trigger finger and mallet finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Wrist sprains
  • Tendonitis

They also treat many shoulder pain conditions, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, and instability.

How do hand specialists diagnose upper extremity conditions?

The hand and upper extremities team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a thorough physical exam. 

They may take on-site diagnostic tests, like an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or nerve conduction study (NCS), to confirm a diagnosis and determine the most effective treatment approach.

How do hand doctors treat pain?

Elite's orthopedic hand doctors create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. 

Treatment for hand and upper extremities conditions usually begins with conservative methods, such as medications to control pain and reduce inflammation. Physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises can also help.

If conservative treatment doesn’t adequately relieve your pain and symptoms, surgery may be necessary. The Nashville hand surgeons at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. 

They specialize in the full spectrum of hand and upper extremity procedures, including:

  • Joint replacement
  • Carpal meta-carpal (CMC) arthroplasty
  • UCL reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • De Quervain’s release
  • Cyst excision
  • Trigger finger release
  • Joint synovectomy
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fusion
  • Fracture fixation

For complete care of hand and upper extremities pain, call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, or book an appointment online with one of our hand specialists today.



Our Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists

Dr. Dovan


Dr. Samuel Crosby