Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT
Hand pain can be disabling as well as extremely uncomfortable. If hand or wrist pain is making it hard to get on with life, the board-certified physicians at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group can help. The practice has four New York locations in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, with another in Danbury, Connecticut. You can benefit at each location from state-of-the-art on-site diagnostic facilities and a comprehensive range of treatments. Get expert help for hand pain by calling the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Hand Pain Q & A
What causes hand pain?
Pain in your hand is particularly frustrating as you use your hands for so many activities. Unfortunately, hand pain is quite common. Some of the leading causes include:
Conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis tend to severely affect the hands and fingers, causing considerable pain and stiffness. The joints in your fingers also swell and often become twisted out of shape.
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
This painful condition affects the tendons along your wrist to your thumb, making it hard to grip or make a pinching motion.
Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis)
A trigger finger or thumb is one that gets locked into a bent position when the tendon sheath swells.
Fractures and dislocations
Acute hand pain is often due to a fracture of one or more of the 27 bones in your hand or a dislocated joint.
Hand pain may also be a result of wrist injuries and diseases.
What causes wrist pain?
You could get wrist pain because of:
- Bone fractures
- Ligament sprains
Any of these can be responsible for pain radiating into your hand as well, or you could have problems like arthritis in both your hand and wrist.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a wrist disorder that also affects the hands. It's due to pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your shoulder, down your arm, into the thumb side of your hand.
In addition to the pain that can extend from your wrist into your hand, carpal tunnel syndrome can also cause your thumb and some of your fingers to go numb.
How is hand pain treated?
Conservative treatments like rest, using a splint or brace, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication are often successful in resolving hand pain.
However, if your condition is severe or fails to respond to these treatments, Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers expert hand and wrist surgery.
Their experienced surgeons can perform many hand and wrist procedures using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques that reduce pain and recovery time. Your surgeon might repair damaged tissues or, in carpal tunnel release, cut the ligament that's putting pressure on the nerve.
If there's no way of repairing the joint and you're severely affected by pain and disability, you might need to consider additional surgery options to fuse or replace your joints.
For expert help with your hand and wrist pain, call Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group or request an appointment online today.