Hand stiffness may be a side effect of arthritis or other chronic condition.  Patients in Lafayette, LA often seek treatment for hand stiffness from Darrell L. Henderson, MD so that they can have a full range of motion without pain.

What Does Stiffness in the Hand Feel Like?

Stiffness in the hand may be localized, or the pain and discomfort may extend into your arm. You may only have stiffness in your fingers, thumb, or palm, or your entire hand may feel stiff. You may find certain tasks difficult or impossible, such as turning your wrist, holding items, and making a fist.

What Treatment is recommended for Stiffness in the Hand?

Stiffness in the hand may be caused by inflammation. If this is the case, your plastic surgeon may recommend treatments that aim to reduce inflammation, such as medications, cortisone injections, wraps, splints, and rest.

If these treatments fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary. Surgery may repair any injuries, such as fractures, torn tendons, and bony growths. Some surgeries work by enlarging passageways in your hand through which nerves travel.

What Happens After My Treatment for Stiffness in the Hand?

Post-surgical instructions for patients undergoing stiffness in the hand procedures almost always include pain management with medications and physical therapy to restore full and normal functioning. Patients who choose surgical intervention need to make sure they can commit themselves to the post-surgical rehabilitation requirements.

If your stiffness in the hand is relieved through non-surgical treatments, your plastic surgeon may recommend at-home exercises and certain modifications to your activities to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence.

What Does Treatment for Stiffness in the Hand Cost?

We accept most insurance including workers’ comp. The total cost of your hand and wrist operation depends on several factors. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. To learn more call our office today.

Why Choose Darrell L. Henderson, MD

  • We are the premier providers for reconstruction in Lafayette.
  • Our team of surgical experts are highly qualified to perform a number of different reconstruction procedures.
  • We offer a personalized and individualized treatment approach.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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