Typically, you never think about your tendons or nerves. But these vital structures are essential to your daily tasks. Accidents happen, however, and if you injure a tendon or nerve, the consequences can be devastating. Conveniently located in Austin, Texas, near Round Rock and Cedar Park, Precision Bone and Joint diagnoses and treats disorders and injuries, including cuts involving your nerves or tendons. Find out how Dr. Harris Rose and his expert team can help you by calling or booking a consultation online today.
Your tendon is the tough, flexible cord of tissue connecting your bones and muscles. When your muscles contract, tendons pull your bones, helping you perform many activities in your daily life.
Like tendons, nerves are vital to keeping your body in good running order. Nerves transmit electrical signals that pass important information from one part of your body to another. Some nerves carry messages to help move your muscles, while others transmit messages about pain, pressure, or temperature.
With a tendon injury or nerve damage, your symptoms will depend on the location and severity of your condition. However, the most common symptoms are:
Tendon injuries also can cause bruising and swelling. Additionally, with nerve conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, you may feel tingling sensations, like pins and needles.
Flexor tendons, the tendons that help move your fingers, can be hurt by a cut to the palm side of your hand, finger, wrist, or forearm. Sports injuries and certain health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can also damage your flexor tendons.
With a flexor tendon injury, it’s difficult to move your fingers or thumb. This injury often feels painful and tender, and you may experience numbness in your fingertips. Hand injuries like this can be very serious. To ensure that you regain full use of your hand again, it’s important to seek expert care from Dr. Harris Rose at Precision Bone and Joint, who specializes in treating such complex issues.
Your treatment depends on the exact location and nature of your tendon or nerve injury. Dr. Harris Rose will begin by assessing the extent of your injury or impairment. Be prepared to describe your symptoms and explain how the damage happened. If you have a complete cut or tear in your tendon, you’ll likely need surgery.
Are you concerned about a possible tendon injury or nerve damage? Don’t delay in getting high-quality care to set you on the road to recovery. Call or book a consultation online today with Precision Bone and Joint.