If you have pain and stiffness in a joint that is worse in the morning and improves as the day goes on, you may have arthritis in that joint. (You may need an x-ray, other imaging study, or blood work to determine this diagnosis)
If you have a pit, nodule or cord in your palm and/or the finger associated with it begins to draw into your palm, you may have Dupuytren’s Contracture (no special test is needed to diagnose this condition)
If a specific area of your hand or wrist becomes red, swollen and painful, you may have an Infection. This may happen after an animal / snake / spider bite or a cut/laceration/puncture. (You will need blood work and / or a culture to confirm the diagnosis and determine the best medicine for treatment.)
If you have pain at the base of your thumb that gets worse when you flex your thumb into your palm and bend your wrist toward your little finger, you may have DeQuervains Tendonitis (no special test is needed to diagnose this condition)
Accidents happen and sometimes they can cause deep cutting injuries. If you find yourself suffering from severe hand or wrist trauma, give us a call at 904-215-2422 any time for 24/7 emergency assistance.