Symptoms indicate whether a sufferer needs a hand doctor or hand specialist

Does finger numbness require a hand specialist? Should a hand doctor be consulted for stiffness and pain? Here is a brief look at the signs that indicate a trip to a hand doctor or specialist may be in order.
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March 19, 2012 - PRLog -- When hands start hurting, it's common to wonder whether it’s time to seek out a hand doctor or hand specialist. But how can one tell the difference between a normal, everyday, hand problem and one that may require the attention of a hand doctor and specialist?

Well, there are some signs that every hand specialist will look for.

Symptoms that include persistent pain, numbness, weakness, stiffness, or mobility problems are sure signs that something may be wrong. Some of these symptoms result from an instant injury, like a break or sprain. Others seem to come on over time, and can affect joints, tendons, nerves, or skin.
While many  doctors can treat a sprain or a broken bone,  when it comes to tendon, nerve, skin or joint problems it is best to consult a hand doctor and hand specialist for accurate diagnosis and the best treatment options available.

Arthritis is a common reason people seek out a hand specialist. While there is no cure for arthritis, a trained hand doctor can provide a variety of treatments.  Arthritis treatments at Florida Hand Center are largely nonsurgical.

Another common problem that prompts sufferers to seek a hand doctor and hand specialist is wrist pain. People who spend a lot of time at computers, or those whose daily routines involve repetitive motions of the wrist and arm often experience tingling in their fingers, wrist pain and hand soreness. Frequently these are signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. A hand doctor and hand specialist, like those at Florida Hand Center, can quickly diagnose the cause of such problems and recommend a successful treatment.

Stiffness, weakness, numbness and mobility problems within the hand, wrist or fingers could indicate a host of different problems. A hand specialist will be able to tell whether these symptoms point toward trigger finger, Dupuytren's Contracture, DeQuervain's Tendonitis, arthritis or other more common ailments.

The hand doctors at Florida Hand Center have treated thousands of patients. They recommend suffers keep a simple journal of the symptoms they are feeling, whether or not they are growing more intense, and how long they last.

If the symptoms become persistent lasting  weeks and occuring everyday, it is  time to consult a hand doctor and specialist. Those who are suffering from symptoms but want to do a little more research before contacting a hand doctor or hand specialist  are invited to visit the self diagnositic center at: .
Keep in mind, though, that any results from the diagnostic center should be confirmed by a hand specialist like those at the Florida Hand Center before pursuing a course of treatment.

About Florida Hand Center
Florida Hand Center is a specialized medical facility focused on minimally invasive hand and arm treatments. Founded by Dr. Stephen Helgemo, Florida’s leading carpal tunnel doctor, the facility offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options and has thousands of patient success stories.  Some of the most commonly treated conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, basilar joint arthritis, cubital tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, lateral epicondylitis and injuries to the hand, wrist and fingers. Florida Hand Center provides on-site diagnostic testing such as nerve tests and imaging and saves patients time and money each year by offering quick, safe and successful in-office procedures.
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