Hand And Upper Extremeties Pain Specialist

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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. The hand and upper extremities team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics provides comprehensive care for adolescents and adults at four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee. For advanced expertise in treating hand and upper extremities pain, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.

Hand and Upper Extremeties Pain Q & A

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.

What orthopedic 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 causes, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, and instability.

How are hand and upper extremities pain diagnosed?

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 are hand and upper extremities pain treated?

The Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team creates 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 expert team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics uses 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 today.

 

 

Our Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists

Dr. Dovan

 

Dr. Samuel Crosby