Hand Doctor

Our hand doctors at Vero Orthopaedics are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and conditions.

Hand pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis, or of a recent finger injury from an accidental fall, such as a fracture or jam.

In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as carpal tunnel, pressure caused by repetitive motions on the median nerve, may create severe pain in the fingers, thumb, hand, and forearm.

The most frequent causes of pain in the hand can be related to a condition that has transpired over time.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of hand pain, it may be time to seek medical treatment from a hand doctor.

  • Increased hand and arm pain
  • Finger joint pain when carrying, gripping, grasping, or twisting objects
  • Swelling and discomfort in the hand or around the affected joint
  • Changes in the surrounding joints—if you are experiencing thumb joint pain, your neighboring finger joints may become more mobile than normal
  • Your hand, palm, and fingers may feel warm or appear red in color
  • Hand numbness, tingling, or throbbing while resting or sleeping
  • A sensation of grating or grinding in the affected joint—this is caused by damaged cartilage
  • Developing cysts on the end joints of your fingers—this is caused by conditions such as arthritis

At Vero Orthopaedics, we understand that pain in the hand can make simple, everyday activities challenging.

To consult with a hand doctor at Vero Orthopaedics, please schedule an appointment online or call (772) 569-2330.

Click here to learn more about our Hand Center.

With our focus being on patients, we have developed our Online Guide to Hand & Upper Extremity Care to provide patients with further information about their injuries and conditions and the treatments available to them. To access our guide, use the button below. 

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Carpal Tunnel or Trigger Finger? Get Fast Relief!

Fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon Paul D. Paterson, M.D., offers same-day, minimally invasive carpal tunnel and trigger finger release at Vero Orthopaedics. These procedures, UltraGuideCTR™ and UltraGuideTFR™, are done using ultrasound guidance for precision and efficiency to get you back to function quickly and safely. To learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel release (CTR), trigger finger, and trigger finger release (TFR), use the buttons below.

Why choose Vero Orthopaedics?

Our hand doctors and surgeons at Vero Orthopaedics completed additional training specifically in the hand and wrist. With this advanced training, Dr. Erin ForestDr. Joao (Joe) Panattoni, and Dr. Paul Paterson have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your hand injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with a hand doctor at Vero Orthopaedics, please schedule an appointment online or call (772) 569-2330. We have offices conveniently located in Vero Beach and Sebastian.

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