What is Hand & Wrist Pain?

  • Frequently caused by overuse and every day wear and tear
  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, burning, tingling, soreness and stiffness are symptoms
  • Can be successfully treated with minimally-invasive surgery

At some point we all have aches and pains in our hands, fingers and wrists. One of the most frequent causes is overuse or wear and tear from everyday activities. Also injuries such as fractures and arthritis are common reasons for hand and wrist problems. Generally home treatment from over-the-counter pain medication resolves the pain or swelling. A fracture or injury caused by repetitive motion may require more extensive conservative treatment or even surgery. Lumin OrthoCARE’s hand and wrist specialists have successfully treated patients with a variety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

Our Treatment Approach

At Lumin OrthoCARE we always try conservative treatment first. Exercise, therapy, over-the-counter pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, ice packs and moist heat are the first line of defense. If conservative treatments are not effective in relieving pain, our pain specialists may recommend injections to block the pain and reduce inflammation. In the event conservative treatment is not the best course of action, Lumin OrthoCARE neck and back specialists are experts in a variety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques enabling patients to recovery faster and with less pain.

Causes

  • Repetitive motion involving the wrist or hand
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Tendon tears
  • Inflammation
  • Thickening or swelling of the tendon

Symptoms

The hand and wrist are complex group of at least 27 bones plus a huge number of tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles that can all be damaged, causing pain and loss of function. From writing a letter to holding a bat, your wrist facilitates many of your daily activities. The shoulder has a tremendous range of motion and is one of the most mobile joints in the human body, but that also leads to it being unstable, and a a higher chance of injury than other joints.

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