Hand & Wrist Specialist

Stephen Fisher, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons located in Cumming, GA & Buford, GA

You use your hands and wrists constantly throughout the day for work, exercise, and leisurely activities. A single injury can have a major impact on your ability to function. At his offices in Cumming, Buford, and Braselton, Georgia, Stephen Fisher, M.D., and his team will evaluate your hand and wrist and recommend appropriate orthopedic treatment. To schedule an appointment, call the office of Stephen Fisher, M.D., or book online today.

Hand & Wrist Injury Q & A

What is hand and wrist pain?

Hand and wrist pain can develop due to overuse of the wrist joint or any of the joints in the hand. Injuries of the hand and wrist can happen during sports and physical activity or from trauma. 

 

Pain in the hand and wrist can stem from injuries affecting any of the structures within the hand or wrist, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and nerves. Dr. Fisher and his team assess any injuries in these regions with an initial physical exam as well as possible imaging tests, such as an X-ray, before making a diagnosis and recommending treatment. 

 

Professional orthopedic care from Dr. Fisher and his team can help you avoid long-term complications with the hand and wrist, such as ongoing stiffness or permanent nerve damage. 

What are some common hand and wrist injuries?

You can visit the office of Stephen Fisher, M.D., for comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for orthopedic hand and wrist injuries and conditions. Dr. Fisher and his team routinely diagnose and treat common orthopedic hand and wrist conditions or injuries such as:

 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist fractures
  • Metacarpal fractures
  • Ligament injuries of the thumb
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist-thumb arthritis
  • Wrist sprains

 

After their initial evaluation of your injury or condition, Dr. Fisher and his team have an idea of the severity of your hand or wrist injury. They make personalized treatment recommendations to allow you to return to your activities as soon as possible. 

How are hand and wrist injuries treated?

Most hand and wrist injuries and conditions are manageable without surgery, though surgery is an option when non-surgical measures don’t result in significant improvements in your symptoms or can’t heal the issue. 

 

Some of the treatments you may need for a hand and wrist injury are:

 

  • Steroid injections
  • Orthobiologics
  • Immobilization with a cast or splint
  • Physical therapy 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgery

 

If you need surgery, Dr. Fisher and his team make the necessary repairs and support you as you continue treatment with physical therapy and rehabilitation. The main goal of any hand and wrist treatment is to restore as much function to the affected joint as possible allowing you to get back to the activities you enjoy. 

 

For more information on hand and wrist pain and injuries, call the offices of Stephen Fisher, M.D., or book an appointment online today.