Sohail Shayfer, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Encino, CA
Your hands are your lifeline to everything you do, so if you’re experiencing pain that seems to be progressing, you need a skilled hand and wrist surgeon. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Sohail Shayfer in Encino, California, offers state of the art, comprehensive care for hand and wrist injuries. Schedule your hand and wrist evaluation at Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. with the online booking agent or call the office directly to book.
Hand and Wrist Q & A
What causes hand and wrist pain?
You have dozens of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones in each of your hands and wrists. Plus, each bone is covered by protective tissue, like cartilage, at each end where you have joints. Needless to say, a lot can go wrong.
Trauma, such as a slip and fall, can lead to acute hand and wrist pain, possibly due to a wrist fracture. But sometimes, the cause of hand and wrist pain isn’t so obvious. Your pain could be caused by:
- Rheumatoid or osteoarthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Tendinitis or tendon tear
- Ligament injuries
Sometimes, hand and wrist pain develops gradually over time due to overuse or repeated use. Because continuing to use your hand is likely to worsen your condition and spike your pain level, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation with Dr. Shayfer if you start experiencing symptoms of a hand or wrist issue.
Are there symptoms of hand and wrist injuries?
Hand and wrist pain is usually the most common complaint when you have an injury or chronic condition. You may experience:
- Numbness or tingling in your hand
- Difficulty straightening a finger (trigger finger)
- Chronic aching and inflammation
- Difficulty grasping objects
In many cases, these issues continue to progress until you start treatment. At Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc., you can get digital X-ray or ultrasound images right in the office and learn about the different treatment options for your specific condition.
How are hand and wrist injuries treated?
Dr. Shayfer spends time evaluating your symptoms and overall condition before designing your treatment plan. Your hand and wrist treatment plan can include:
- Bracing or casting
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Anti-inflammatory medications
If these conservative measures aren’t providing relief, or if you have a severe fracture or soft tissue tear, Dr. Shayfer could recommend surgery. Modern hand and wrist surgery is minimally invasive, using an arthroscope and thin surgical tools to repair or remove damaged tissues, reconstruct bones, or perform tissue grafts. Arthroscopic procedures often result in more efficient surgery and faster recovery time.
Book your hand and wrist evaluation at Sohail Shayfer, MD Inc. today. Schedule online or over the phone.