Chronic Hand & Wrist Pain
The human hand and wrist are very delicate structures comprised of dozens of bones, muscles, and cartilage that can be impacted due to a variety of reasons. Our hands allow us precise, dexterous movement, which makes them more prone to injuries when overused. While diagnosing hand and wrist pain can be challenging, it is essential to be as accurate as possible to provide proper treatment.
Causes of Hand & Wrist Pain
The symptoms of hand and wrist pain can vary depending on the root cause of the pain, and it can vary from a dull ache to a pins and needles sensation. Pain levels can range from mild to severe, and they can be temporary or chronic. Some of the most common illnesses and conditions that lead to shoulder pain include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by the compression of the median nerve. The median nerve is responsible for providing sensory feedback to all fingers except the pinky. This nerve, which runs the length of the arm, goes through a small passage near the palm of your hand called the carpal tunnel. Symptoms include tingling, numbness, wrist pain, and muscle weakness.
Arthritis is the general term for the swelling of the joints and connective tissue of the body, causing tenderness and pain. Over a hundred different versions of arthritis have been identified, each with its causes and treatments. The symptoms of arthritis may occur suddenly or over an extended period and worsen as we age.
Tendinitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick, fibrous cord that attaches bone to muscle. While inflammation can occur in any of the tendons in the body, it is more likely to develop in the knees, elbows, shoulders, and wrists. While it can occur as the result of a sudden injury, tendinitis is more commonly caused by repeated movements and minor impacts on the affected area.
Strains & Sprains
Traumatic injuries to your hands and wrists can result in painful sprains, strains, and even bone fractures. These can be painful disorders that, if left untreated, can worsen over time and develop into chronic pain conditions. Receiving the appropriate medical attention after becoming injured is vital in ensuring a smooth road to recovery.
Schedule an Appointment
To accurately identify and diagnose the source of your hand and wrist pain, our physicians will conduct a series of examinations during your visit. The first step is to perform a thorough physical exam and carefully evaluate your medical and family history. In addition, your doctor may suggest getting blood work, x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to best single out your condition.
Hand & Wrist Pain Treatment
Our primary goal is to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your needs. We offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to help you manage your hand and wrist pain and regain control of your life. Our team of physicians and specialists possesses decades of extensive experience in a wide range of conditions and is uniquely qualified to treat them. If you or anyone you know is currently suffering from these symptoms, we highly encourage you to contact our team today.