Hand/wrist pain and injuries can be disabling and chronic. At Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Michael Calfee, MD, and Paxton Sisson, PA-C, provide expert diagnosis and treatment to help restore function and relieve pain in your hands and wrists. Call the Union City and Dyersburg, Tennessee, office today to set up an appointment or use this website to schedule online.
Your wrists and hands are made up of dozens of small bones and joints. When you also consider all the connective tissue, muscles, and nerves in the area, it’s no wonder hands and wrists are vulnerable to pain and injury.
You use your hands and wrists at almost all times during the day. They help you with so many diverse tasks, like sending texts via your smartphone, washing dishes, grasping your wallet and keys, and typing on the computer.
Your hands and wrists show a great combination of strength and dexterity and many of the actions they perform are done repeatedly, day after day. They are then quite prone to acute pain and overuse injuries.
Some of the most common hand/wrist problems are due to ligament and tendon injuries. Tendons (which attach muscles to bones) and ligaments (which connect bones) can stretch or tear, causing pain and loss of function. Hand and wrist pain can also result from chronic inflammation due to overuse. Pinched nerves may also lead to dysfunction, tingling, numbness, and pain.
Some of the most common causes of pain in the hand and wrist area include:
A condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome can also lead to serious hand and/or wrist pain. This condition develops when the median nerve in your wrist comes under pressure, causing pain and loss of function.
Diagnosis of hand/wrist issues can be tricky, but the board-certified specialists at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine do a thorough review of your symptoms, perform a comprehensive exam, and review imaging tests to come to a diagnosis.
The doctors customize your treatment plan to your particular case. You may benefit from conservative treatments, like ice and heat therapy, physical therapy, pain medications, and bracing. Pain injections can also help relieve immediate inflammation to reduce pain.
If you have a complex fracture, ligament tear, or carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery may be recommended. The team at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine performs most of these procedures using sophisticated, minimally invasive methods that ensure a faster recovery.
Hand/wrist surgery is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you go home the same day to recover.
If you’re suffering from hand/wrist pain, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today to set up an appointment. Call one of the offices or use this website to arrange your visit online.