When you should see a hand, wrist and elbow specialist
When you have arm, hand or wrist pain, it can seriously impede your daily function. For things like a fracture or sprain, it’s usually obvious when you need to seek treatment. However, there are hand, wrist and elbow injuries, conditions and symptoms that occur gradually. Our hand, wrist and elbow specialists at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute will help you minimize pain while giving you back mobility.
Reasons to see a hand, wrist and elbow specialist:
- An injury like a broken bone or sprain
- Grip weakness
- Pain or discomfort when typing or performing a repetitive task at work
- Pain that prevents you from doing your daily activities
- An abnormal growth on a joint
If nonsurgical treatment options don’t effectively manage your hand, wrist or elbow pain, your orthopedic hand specialist may recommend hand surgery. Reconstructive hand surgeons at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute can restore function and improve the appearance of hands affected by disease, injury or birth defects.
Sometimes, recovering from injury or surgery requires close medical supervision and assistance. If you need extra help recovering from a hand, wrist or elbow injury, our physical and occupational therapists will help you regain function and get back to life on your terms.