Our hands are complex body parts that we use for virtually everything, and this places them at a high risk for injuries. The most common injury to the hands are a hand sprain or strain. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, strains and sprains are different injuries. Dr. Roy Nini and the staff at Full Range Spine & Ortho provide many non-invasive treatments for hand sprain/strain injuries at their clinics around Los Angeles.
A hand sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is a band of strong tissue that connects the bones. A sprain means that a ligament has become stretched or torn. A hand strain is a stretching or tearing injury to the muscles or tendons. These injuries commonly occur from sporting accidents where the hands are used often or from a fall onto or impact to the hand. Some repetitive use can also cause hand strains.
Hand sprains and strains are classified in three degrees, with the first degree evidenced by mild bruising and slight pain. The second degree produces prolonged pain, swelling and some loss of movement. A third-degree sprain or strain is when a ligament, tendon or muscle has a complete tear, causing severe pain and loss of use. Sometimes a loud pop is heard at the time of injury.
State-of-the-Art Treatment for Hand Strains/Sprains without Surgery
In most first and second-degree hand strains or sprains, non-invasive treatments are able to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing. In most cases, third-degree sprains or strains will require surgery to reattach the torn tissue. Dr. Roy Nini at Full Range Spine & Ortho is an orthopedic physician who uses regenerative medicine to treat hand sprains and strains.
Regenerative medicine helps your body’s own healing processes by providing additional growth factors and other therapies to speed the healing process. As the healing occurs, this relieves pain and inflammation and restores full use of your hand.
If you believe you have sustained a hand sprain or strain injury in or around Los Angeles, call Full Range Spine & Ortho today to schedule an exam and consultation. You can also use our online scheduling system to set up an appointment at any of our four locations.
The most appropriate treatments for you will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of the pain from the hand sprain.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored and effective hand sprain or wrist sprain treatment plan.