Your arms and hands play a vital role in helping you perform many activities, like opening doors, picking up boxes, and brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, arm and hand pain may make these everyday activities difficult or impossible, affecting your quality of life. The team at Louisiana Pain Specialists in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, and New Orleans, Louisiana, specializes in diagnosing and treating arm and hand pain. They offer safe and effective pain management solutions to ease your discomfort and improve your quality of life. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Arm and hand pain refers to any discomfort involving your arms or hands. The pain may affect your fingers, the palm of your hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or upper arm.
The pain you feel may depend on the cause and may affect your ability to use your hand or arm. If you have arm and hand pain, the Louisiana Pain Specialists can help.
You can develop arm or hand pain from many conditions affecting the structure of these body parts. Common causes of arm and hand pain include:
Though you may feel the pain in your arm or hand, the source of your pain may come from another body part. For example, cervical radiculopathy causes pain that radiates into the arms and hands from a compressed, pinched, or irritated nerve in the cervical spine.
The Louisiana Pain Specialists team conducts comprehensive evaluations to fully understand the origin of your arm and hand pain.
They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type and location of your pain, when it started, and the activities that worsen your pain. Then, they review your medical history and perform a physical exam.
Your provider may conduct diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Testing may include blood work, X-rays, MRIs, or nerve conduction studies.
The Louisiana Pain Specialists team customizes your arm or hand pain treatment plan based on the underlying cause of your pain, the severity of symptoms, and your medical history.
The pain management practice takes a balanced approach, offering traditional and advanced treatment options. Your treatment plan may include:
The team works closely with you, designing a plan that provides the best pain relief to improve your quality of life.
Arm and hand pain affects your ability to manage your day-to-day life. For relief from your pain, call Louisiana Pain Specialists or book an appointment online today.