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Causes of Chronic Hand Pain and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Dec 20, 2017

Your hands consist of sensitive tendons and joints that are exposed to stress each and every day. Performing common tasks like typing on a keyboard or turning a doorknob can gradually deteriorate tissue and cause chronic hand pain. Although such pain can derive from all kinds of sources that range from injuries to degenerative conditions, being able to identify the correct source and follow through with the most appropriate treatment solutions are key for preventing further or permanent damage.

Common Sources of Chronic Hand Pain

Our Orthopedic Doctors treat a wide range of hand conditions caused by personal injuries, natural aging, and degenerative issues. A few of the most common sources of chronic hand pain are:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel describes the small pathway that exists through the carpal bones, which make up both wrists and the beginning portion of your hands. Its purpose is meant to help provide feeling and function to your thumb, middle, and index fingers. For those who experience carpal tunnel syndrome, the nerves that run through their wrists have become compressed, causing a variety of sensations such as tingling and pain.


Most hand fractures are the result of a slip and fall injury accident where the victim placed their hands in front of their body in an attempt to limit the impact. Fractures are easily identified as they cause significant inflammation, bruises, and potential deformities depending on the extent of the fall.


For those who manage osteoarthritis, the cartilage that exists over the wrist or hand joints has eroded, which creates significant friction and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be an autoimmune disorder that destroys hand tissue. Both conditions are painful and cause excessive swelling.

Seek Orthopedic Treatment For Chronic Hand Pain

AICA Orthopedics is Atlanta’s premier pain relief center managed by some of the most experienced medical specialists in the entire state. Our team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating chronic hand pain using a variety of solutions that include:

  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory techniques
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Physical therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger techniques

Although chronic hand pain appears for a variety of reasons, we can identify the source of your condition using state-of-the-art imaging devices that are located onsite. Through X-ray and CT Scans, we can pinpoint micro aspects of a particular condition which helps us develop the most appropriate treatment solutions based on the unique characteristics of your injury.

Learn more about our approach to treating chronic hand pain or schedule an immediate examination by dialing (404) 855-2141.


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