Treatment for a hand, wrist, or elbow injury can vary depending on its severity. Typically, you will need to temporarily restrict hand or arm movement with a splint or cast. This helps relieve your pain and promotes healing. You may also need to take either prescription or non-prescription medication, as well as avoid activities that cause your pain.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries – MedStar Georgetown’s Personalized Approach
Even if you do not need surgery to treat your injury, you do need experienced orthopaedic specialists who will approach your care with a compassionate, personalized approach. Everyone on our team has specialized fellowship training and focuses exclusively on caring for hand and upper extremity conditions.
When you visit us, we will spend time with you to understand the nature of your injury, as well as how it affects your daily life. We will work together with you to develop a well-thought out treatment plan that restores your function, minimizes your pain, and meets the demands of your normal routine. No matter how complex your condition, we will always develop an innovative solution that will work for you.
We can recommend non-surgical treatment options to resolve conditions including:
- Hand nerve injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tendon conditions or injuries
- Tumors and Cysts
Recovery from Non-Surgical Treatment of Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries
Recovery from non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries depends on the severity of your injury. Your doctor will discuss with you how long you will need to wear a brace or splint and how much physical therapy you will need.