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5 Signs You Should Seek Broken Knuckle Treatment

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Most people depend on healthy hands to complete tasks in everyday life. When knuckles break, the ability to perform these tasks becomes almost impossible. At times, knuckle injuries can be treated at home. However, we can explain when it is critical that you seek broken knuckle treatment services, such as those provided by Arora Hand Surgery.
 
 

Symptoms of a Broken Knuckle

Have you ever engaged in a rigorous physical activity and left wondering if you have injured yourself? Many of us avoid going to the doctor until we know an injury needs professional attention. Below you will learn the symptoms of broken knuckles. If you find yourself with a knuckle injury now or in the future, you will be equipped with information on what to do about it.

Popping Sensation

If you hear a popping sound or feel a popping sensation when your knuckles make contact with a hard object, then chances are that your knuckles are broken. Needless to say, call our broken knuckle treatment provider as soon as possible.

Pain

Whether you hear a popping sound or not, intense pain always occurs in the event of broken knuckles. The level of the pain is determined by the degree of the injury that has occurred in the knuckles. If you experience pain after your knuckles come in blunt contact with an object, it is appropriate to seek professional knuckle treatment services.

Swelling

As you begin to experience pain in your hand after the impact, you may also notice swelling. The area around the injury will swell as well and become stiff and hard to move.

Numbness

When the swelling occurs, you may also experience tingling and numbness that may spread throughout the entire arm. Numbness is a critical signal that you should seek broken knuckle treatment immediately.

Bruising

Depending on the degree of the impact, you will notice a bruised knuckle quite rapidly. This is yet another sign that you require broken knuckle treatment.

Getting Broken Knuckle Treatment

For expert broken knuckle treatment services, get in touch with our staff at Arora Hand Surgery, with offices in Howell, West Bloomfield, Macomb Township, and St. Clair Shores. Contact us today and book your appointment!

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General Wrists

The Most Common Sprained Wrist Symptoms

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A sprained wrist is one of the most common injuries among athletes. All it takes is one momentary loss of balance, and the force of the fall bends the wrist back toward the forearm. This action stretches the ligaments that connect the wrist and hand bones a little too far, causing tiny tears or a complete break in the ligament. Exerting too much pressure, twisting it too far, or being hit in the wrist can also cause a sprain. These injuries are associated with injuries which are common in basketball, baseball, gymnastics, diving, skiing, skating, skateboarding, and inline skating. If you are experiencing sprained wrist symptoms, call Aurora Hand Surgery in Michigan to schedule a consultation.

Sprained Wrist Symptoms

A sprained wrist will feel tender and warm around the injury, along with some pain and swelling, as well as bruising. Some patients can feel a popping or tearing sensation along with the other sprained wrist symptoms. There are three grades of a wrist sprain:

  • Grade I involves pain with some minor damage to the ligament.
  • Grade II involves loss of function to the wrist with more severe ligament damage and pain, as well as a feeling of looseness to the joint.
  • Garde III involves severe pain, and a completely torn ligament with loss of function and looseness of the joint.

A diagnosis can be made using an x-ray, MRI, an arthrogram (a special x-ray or MRI done after the dye is injected into the wrist), or an arthroscopy (a minimally-invasive surgery in which a tiny camera is inserted into the wrist.

Treatment

With a sprained wrist, it’s best to start with the R.I.C.E. method:

  • Rest the sprained limb for at least 48 hours.
  • Ice it to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Compress the injury with a bandage.
  • Elevate the wrist above your heart.

For severe sprains, like Grades II or III, it’s best to contact a doctor, as they might recommend surgery to repair the torn ligament. The length of treatment and recovery depends on the individual and the severity of the injury. Recovery times vary as well.

For more information regarding sprained wrist symptoms and treatment, contact us today at Arora Hand Surgery and book an appointment in West Bloomfield, St. Clair Shores, Macomb, or Howell.

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General Hands

Common Broken Hand Symptoms

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Injuries to our hands happen, and sometimes they are more severe than others. While most minor hand injuries, such as bruises or sprains, can heal on their own with time, significant injuries such as broken bones require care from a doctor or specialist to heal correctly and not leave any long-lasting and unwanted effects. If you’ve recently injured your hand in a sporting event or other type of incident, here are some broken hand symptoms which you can run through to help determine whether you should seek professional treatment. More often than not, you should.

A Closer Look at Broken Hand Symptoms

When most people injure their hands, the severity of the injury can seem fairly obvious. However, no two injuries are ever the same. If you feel any of the following symptoms, especially after an accident, it is advised that you seek medical care as soon as possible.

The most common broken hand symptoms are:

  • Swelling, bruising, or pain
  • Misalignment of the fingers
  • Weakness of the hand
  • Inability to grasp objects
  • Reduced range of motion of the fingers

At-Home Remedies

While at-home remedies may be sufficient for a day or two after a hand injury, if pain or swelling still exists and has shown no signs of subsiding, you may be experiencing broken hand symptoms, and it is recommended that you visit a doctor or specialist as soon as possible to prevent long-term damage.

Medical Treatment

Hands are intricate parts of the body. The hand is composed of 27 bones, including those in the wrist. Because of this, medical procedures to examine a broken hand can be fairly complex and time-consuming. A medical procedure follows a relatively standard format. Once the issue has been identified, we can plan a customized treatment for you.

If you’ve recently injured your hand, or if you are feeling any of the broken hand symptoms listed above, contact our doctor immediately. Arora Hand Surgery has offices located in Howell, West Bloomfield, St. Clair Shores, and Macomb Township.  Contact us today to book an appointment for professional treatment.

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General Wrists

Wrist Pain with No Swelling – Possible Causes

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Injuries like fractures and sprains are most often the sources of wrist pain. However, long-term conditions like arthritis, repetitive stress and carpal tunnel syndrome can also cause wrist pain with no swelling. Since there are other factors that can cause wrist pain besides obvious causes like fractures, an accurate diagnosis is needed to get the proper treatment and healing approach. Arora Hand Surgery offers superior diagnostic services to determine the actual cause of the pain.

Arthritis

Arthritis occurs in two forms: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the body’s immune system attacks its tissues. The wrist is often the first target, and when one wrist is affected, the other is too. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage cushioning the bones at the joints deteriorates with time. This condition is uncommon, and when it happens, it is often because the wrist in question has had an injury in the past.

Injuries

Injuries occur due to sudden impact and when repetitive stress is applied to a particular part of the body. Sudden impacts involve an immediate application of force, such as when you fall on your knee and injure it or when you land on an outstretched hand and injure your wrist joint. This kind of fall can result in fractures, sprains, and strains. Injuries like these, even fractures like the scaphoid fracture that occurs on the thumb, may not be visible on X-rays immediately after the injury. Oftentimes, the patient complains of wrist pain with no swelling.

Ganglion Cysts

With a tendency to occur on the part opposite the palm, these soft tissue cysts can be painful. Surprisingly, an activity may worsen the pain or improve it. Patients should look out for pain that shifts by either reducing or increasing when they take part in an activity that involves the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that develops when a lot of pressure is applied to the median nerve as it passes through a passageway on the palm side of the wrist called the carpal tunnel.

Kienbock’s Disease

Common among young adults, this disorder is the progressive collapse of one of the small bones in the wrist when the blood supply to the bone is interrupted. The ‘dead’ bone makes the wrist tender and painful.

Wrist Pain with No Swelling? Come and See Us

While there are many causes of wrist pain with no swelling, the location of the pain will help Dr. Arora at Arora Hand Surgery perform a proper diagnosis to determine the exact cause of the wrist pain. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in West Bloomfield, Howell, St. Clair Shores, or Macomb!

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Dr. Aroras office from my first call to schedule my appointment was friendly. Walking in the first day, I felt like I was in a nice atmosphere. Dr. Arora was EXCELLENT in taking great care of my hand injury. He was gentle and very understanding to the concerns I had about my hand. His expertise was admirable and I would recommend anyone with an injury to their hand to his office to be under his care. Because of him, I have healed faster than expected and will make an 100% recovery! Thank you Dr.

Jackie S.

I first thought I was going to have to have painful injections or surgery, but Dr. Arora suggested physical therapy may do the trick. I was doubtful, but I agreed to do it. Now, my pain is gone, and with the help of an ergonomic keyboard at work to keep my hands in the correct position, I am virtually pain free. The therapy strengthened my wrists and shoulders, and built more flexibility into my wrists.

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