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Hand and Wrist

Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are several different types; the most common is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear, usually from age or overuse. Other kinds of arthritis can be caused by genetics or illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: arthroplasty
  • Physical therapy/Occupational therapy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A repetitive stress injury that brings pain, tingling and/or numbness, carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve that goes from the forearm to the palm of the hand.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiograph
  • Steroid injection
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Ganglion Cyst

Also known as a synovial cyst or Gideon’s Disease, this is a small, fluid-filled lump that can form along the tendons or on the joints of the hand or wrist (and less commonly on the foot or ankle).

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Hand Tendon Problems

Overuse can cause the tendons in the hands to become inflamed and painful.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Wrist Tendon Problems

Overuse can cause the tendons in the wrist to become inflamed and painful.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Tendonitis

Overuse injuries can bring inflammation of the tendons in the hands, wrists, shoulders or elbows.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

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