Alligator season comes to an end, but your hand may still be hurting

Holding the title of one of the largest alligators caught in Texas, at 14 feet the Fontenot’s caught a beast of an alligator this season. This 14-footer can sometimes come with a price. It is not easy catching and bringing in an alligator of this size.  Besides the expertise and respect for such a creature, one needs to be vigilant on how not to get a hand injury. We couldn’t help but notice the picture and the brace on the left hand. You need a lot of hand and wrist strength to haul in an alligator of this magnitude. If there are underlying hand and wrist problems, one can expect it to be worsened. A brace or splint can help during these activities. It can worsen carpal tunnel syndrome or aggravate already existing arthritis of the hand. Extreme activities such as alligator hunting can certainly make things so bad, that you need to see a hand specialist.  At Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, we have come to embrace our community, and all the amazing outdoor activities they choose to partake in. We are proud of their achievement, and our goal is to fix patient’s hands, so they can continue to enjoy the things that they want to do.  

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