Hand & Wrist
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel & Hand Pain in North Central Arkansas
If you’ve ever had a wrist or hand cramp, you know how painful it
can be. Most of us can count on having to use our hands at some point
during the day, especially if your job involves the use of a computer.
Cramps and pains in the hand are an inconvenience no one can simply ignore.
The orthopedic specialists at Baxter Regional Medical Center have a variety
of treatments designed specifically for treating these conditions. We
can help you diagnose the cause of your pain and prescribe a treatment
that will speed up recovery.
Treating Pain at Home
Before visiting the doctor, there are several things you can do on your
own to relieve pain until you have a chance to consult a medical professional.
There are several ways to care for your hand at home, such as:
- Using a splint or brace to mitigate wrist pain
- Applying an ice or heat pack to the affected area
- Stop wearing rings, bracelets, watches, etc. until pain is completely gone
- Taking over-the-counter pain medication like Aspirin (be sure to take as
directed on package)
If these remedies are not working, or your pain persists for longer than
a few days, then it is time to seek professional help. Your condition
could be the result of an infection or other serious issue that you do
not want to wait to have treated. Schedule an appointment with an orthopedist
and get the pain relief you need.
To learn more about hand and wrist care at BRMC, call 870-424-4710 or visit our video center
which contains more info on our specific orthopedic procedures.