Hands and Wrists
Hands and wrists are complex structures, perhaps the most complex of all the joints in the body. There are 27 bones in each hand and more than 60 different muscles included in an intricate system of tendons, nerves, joints and ligaments that provide the sensation and movement we need to touch, grasp, hold, pinch, press and so much more.
It's true that nothing sticks out like a sore thumb. Because we use our hands and wrists for so many things - typing an email, lacing our shoes, starting the car, writing our names, pressing elevator buttons - it's not surprising that hand and wrist pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Most of the time, our body movements do not cause problems; rather, symptoms occur from everyday wear and tear or overuse.
Finger, hand, or wrist problems can also be caused by injuries or the natural process of aging. Your fingers, hands, or wrists may burn, sting, hurt, feel tired, sore, stiff, numb, tingly, hot, or cold. Maybe you can't move them as well as usual, or they are swollen, discolored, or a lump or bump may have appeared. Whether you are suffering from arthritis, a past injury, or a recent condition, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. That's where we can help.
Our hand and wrist specialties include sports, active lifestyle and repetitive motion injuries, arthritis, trauma, fractures and reconstruction, joint repair and replacement, minimally invasive procedures and computer assisted surgery, pediatric orthopedics and workers' compensation.