Functioning fingers and hands are necessary for everyday life, so when something goes wrong, it can stop your life in its tracks. You may be able to adapt for a time, but that can cause further damage and pain. Instead, turn to the experts at Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to help you make a change. 

Conditions Explained

There are several conditions that can affect your fingers and hands, but here are a few ongoing conditions that may require specialized medical intervention:

Osteoarthritis of the hand

Cartilage in the joints breaks down over time, creating bone-on-bone contact and leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling

Dupuytren contracture

Tissues in the palm thicken and harden creating rigid bands and possible finger deformities and can cause fingers to curl into the palm, which can affect function but is usually not painful

Trigger finger/stenosing tenosynovitis

The flexor tendons that bend the finger become stuck in a section of the tendon sheath causing the finger to catch or lock in a bent position and possibly stay that way even with manual intervention

Treatment Options

Although many hand and finger conditions may not directly cause pain, they can create problems in your daily life. Constant disruptions add up, and there are plenty of treatment options to bring back your regular function:

  • Activity modifications
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Aspiration (fluid removal) of ganglion cysts
  • Braces
  • Collagenase enzyme injections
  • Ergonomic adaptive devices
  • Hand therapy exercises
  • Joint fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Joint replacement (arthroplasty)
  • Joint sleeves/padding
  • Open excision of the cords (fasciectomy) from Dupuytren contracture
  • Percutaneous needle release (fasciotomy) of cords from Dupuytren contracture
  • Splinting
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery 

The best way to figure out what treatment plan will work for you is to consult a specialist like the ones at Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. We are ready to help you take back your hand and finger function. 

Patient Testimonial

“Highly recommend Dr. Kaushik. He did my thumb, explained what he was doing, knows exactly what he is doing. He even called me to see how I was doing after the surgery. I need another surgery on my left hand and I will be going to him.”


Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Kaushik was so thorough and detailed. We discussed options for my hand and he made sure I understood everything. He has a great bedside manner and I had full trust in his skill and expertise.”


Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Kaushik is so knowledgeable and great at what he does and a valued asset to HCH!”

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Kaushik was very kind and thorough, making sure I completely understood everything.”