Hand and Wrist

Our hands connect us to the world and to each other. We rely on them to care for ourselves and the people we love, to explore and create, to work and to play. When our hands or wrists are in pain, we lose that connection. Our work and our relationships suffer. Call our team at Precision Sports Medicine & Orthopedics for help for treatment of the hand and wrist.

Hand and Wrist Pain

Your hands are one of the most complex parts of your body. The bones, tendons, muscles, joints and nerves of the hands are crucial for almost every aspect of daily living. Hand injuries and disorders can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of movement, impaired functions, loss of productivity and reduced quality of life.

Everyday activities suffer a setback when you’re dealing with wrist pain. Orthopedic wrist surgeons are capable of providing wrist pain treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Wrist injuries

Orthopedic wrist doctors can offer several forms of wrist pain treatment. Sometimes, rest, over-the-counter medication or a wrist brace is all that is necessary to treat your wrist pain. However, if these methods do not help, your orthopedic specialist may recommend other forms of treatment, such as cortisone shots, physical therapy or wrist surgery.

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Hand Injuries We Treat:

  • Dislocations of the fingers, thumb and wrist
  • Fractures
  • Distal radius
  • Finger
  • Forearm/radius/ulna
  • Hand fractures/boxer’s fracture
  • Thumb/Bennett fracture
  • Wrist/scaphoid fracture
  • Lacerations of the finger, hand, nerve and tendons
  • Ligament injuries of the finger, thumb and wrist
  • Sprains of the finger, thumb and wrist
  • Tendon injuries
  • Avulsion
  • Boutonniere
  • Jersey
  • Mallet finger

Hand Conditions We Treat:

  • Arthritis of the fingers, thumb and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – median nerve compression

Congenital Hand Problems:

  • Club hand
  • Constriction band
  • Macrodactyly (overgrown fingers)
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers)
  • Syndactyly (webbed fingers)
  • Symbrachydactyly (small/missing fingers)
  • Dupuytren’s disease/contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist tendinitis/De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Why See a Hand Surgeon?

If you experience pain in your fingers, hands, wrists or arms, one of our experienced hand doctors may be able to help. While hand surgery may be a consideration, nonsurgical treatments, such as physical and occupational therapy, are also options that can help to restore movement and reduce or eliminate your pain.

Conditions treated by an orthopedic hand specialist can include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome — treatment relieves pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome — treatment relieves numbness or tingling in the ring and small fingers, pain in the forearm and/or weakness in the hand
  • Sports injuries to the hand or wrist
  • Trigger finger — treatment relieves pain, stiffness and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger
  • Wrist pain

Types of Hand Surgery

Depending on your particular type of injury or underlying problem, it may be determined that surgery is the best option. An orthopedic hand surgeon may perform several types of surgical hand procedures, including:

  • Fracture repair to fix bones in the hand or fingers
  • Joint replacement, also called arthroplasty, in people with severe arthritis of the hand
  • Nerve repair
  • Surgical drainage to remove a collection of pus if there is an abscess in the hand
  • Tendon repair

Your hands make it possible to perform most activities of daily living. Don’t let pain or an injury interfere with your life. Make an appointment today with an orthopedic shoulder specialist at Precisions Sports Medicine & Orthopedics today!

Sources: Arthritis Foundation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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