The hand is one of our most important organs and requires specialized care. That is why Dr. Ramesh Ranka at the Ranka Hospital, Pune takes your hand health so seriously. Our highly skilled team of Doctors at Ranka Hospital are committed to your well being. We treat our patients as we would treat our own family members. We believe that hand and upper extremity problems, no matter how simple or complex, should only be treated by the most qualified professional i.e. a Hand Surgeon.
Hand Pain Treatment in Pune – Hand Conditions treated at Ranka Hospital:
1. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis: is a condition related to repetitive strain of the wrist on the thumb side commonly associated with household work, gardening, using powerful handheld tools, and holding infants in a fixed position for long during breast feeding.
2. Osteoarthritis of the thumb joints can be quite painful and can also affect the younger population where heavy load lifting is involved such as weightlifting, farming, and activities involving repetitive thumb movement.
3. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting one of the hand nerves running in a tight soft tissue tunnel on the palm side of the wrist. The condition can arise from repetitive strain of the wrist but can also be associated with certain medical conditions. It can give rise to pins and needles in the fingers, particularly at night time where the patient describes that flicking the hand eases the symptoms.
4. A wrist ganglion is a recurring small soft bump that arises over the wrist joint or over tendons due to a weakness in the lining of the joint lining or with tendon problems similar to a groin hernia. They are mostly pain-free but can be injected to settle the swelling. Surgery is rarely required.
5. Trigger finger is a condition where pulleys that support the tendons on the palm of the hand or over the fingers themselves become inflamed and thickened causing a snapping sensation when the tendon glides through the pulley. Ultrasound guided injection of a low dosed steroid that can free the resulting adhesions thus avoiding any surgery in most cases.
if you have hand or wrist pain or a condition that affects your hands, seek the advice and expertise of an Orthopedic Specialist for expert treatment and quick relief from pain.
it’s important to look after your hands. Wash and dry them regularly. Inspect them for irregularities such as swelling, nail and skin changes and any changes to the joint shape or direction of fingers and/or thumbs. By being aware of your hands and any changes that occur, you can seek advice sooner.
For healthy joints, you need to keep them moving. Regular hand exercises can reduce stiffness and support your joints by keeping your muscles strong. If you are considering hand exercises, it’s best to get advice from a Physiotherapist as to which exercises are most suitable for you. It is also important to remember that such exercises should be mild and they should not cause you additional pain when you are doing them.
Sometimes simply changing the way you carry out everyday tasks can help to reduce pain and protect your hand joints.