NEIL GHODADRA, M.D.
Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Your hand and wrist are complex body parts you rely on to do a wide range of functions, from typing on the computer to picking up a bag off the floor. When you have hand and wrist pain, these everyday functions may be difficult. Orthopedic specialist NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., in West Los Angeles, California, specializes in diagnosing and treating hand and wrist pain. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest Los Angeles area office or booking an appointment online today.
Hand & Wrist Pain Q & A
What is hand and wrist pain?
Hand and wrist pain includes any discomfort that affects your fingers, hand, or wrist. The pain may range from a dull aching sensation that causes stiffness in the joints to sharp pain that radiates up into the arm.
Because you rely on your hand and wrist to perform many everyday functions, pain in either the hand or wrist affects your quality of life.
If you have hand or wrist pain that's affecting your ability to manage your day-to-day activities, especially if you're an athlete, schedule an appointment at the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D.
The orthopedic and sports medicine specialist can find the cause of your pain and create the most effective treatment plan.
What causes hand and wrist pain?
You can develop hand or wrist pain from any number of causes, such as an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying health condition. Common causes of hand and wrist pain include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cyst
- De Quervain’s disease
- Trigger finger or thumb
- Dupuytren’s disease (contracture)
- Keinbock’s disease
These hand and wrist pain conditions may develop from a problem related to ligaments, tendons, bones, or nerves in the hand or wrist.
How is hand and wrist pain diagnosed?
When you visit the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., you can expect a comprehensive, patient-focused exam.
Dr. Ghodadra reviews your symptoms, usual activities, and medical history. He examines your hand and wrist, assessing range of motion, flexibility, and strength.
He may also request diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Testing may include blood work, nerve conduction studies, X-rays, or an MRI.
How is hand and wrist pain treated?
Dr. Ghodadra creates individualized treatment plans for hand or wrist pain based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, level of activity, and medical history.
Though a skilled surgeon, Dr. Ghodadra may first recommend medical interventions to treat your hand or wrist, such as:
- Activity modification
- Splinting or bracing
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative medicine
However, when appropriate, Dr. Ghodadra performs surgery to treat hand or wrist pain. When performing surgery, he uses the most advanced tools and techniques to minimize incision sizes, pain, and recovery time.
Hand and wrist pain can make everyday activities harder than they need to be. Find out what's causing your hand or wrist pain by scheduling a consultation at the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D. by calling or booking online today.