One of six disabling work injuries involve the fingers

Hand and wrist injuries are frequently caused by falls on an outstretched hand, repetitive wrist and hand movements, repetitive and/or forceful grasping, excessive keyboarding or writing, a direct blow to the wrist or hand, crushing injuries, and direct trauma from sports and motor vehicle collisions.

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries:

  • Sprain of ligaments
  • Strain of tendons
  • Torn ligaments
  • Tendinitis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Bone fractures

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries:

  • Hand and/or wrist pain
  • Burning pain
  • Shocking pain
  • Soreness
  • Inflammation
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Hand and/or wrist weakness
  • Problems using the hand
  • Numbness or tingling in the hand
  • Pain with grasping
  • Pain radiating toward the shoulder
  • Weakness in handling objects
  • Locking of fingers in a bent position
  • Deformed appearance

Treatment of hand and wrist injuries includes conservative care with medication and physical therapy to reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness, and gentle exercises to maintain and improve mobility and strength.

In cases of more extensive hand or injury where conservative treatment fails, our patients are evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to determine if further progress can be made with interventions such as injections and surgery.

Patients who undergo surgical procedures then undergo post-surgical physical rehabilitation under our supervision to maximize the range of motion, strength, and function of their hand and wrist.

Other Upper Extremities Injuries

  • Elbow

    The most common cause of elbow pain is due to repetitive stress or overuse which causes inflammation of the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

  • Neck/Cervical

    Neck injuries can vary from a simple poor posture, motor vehicle collisions, fall, excessive neck motion, to a systemic disease such as arthritis.

  • Back/Lumbar

    Approximately 80% of adults experience a back injury in their lifetime.

  • Shoulder

    Most common shoulder pain is due to tendon inflammation, muscle strain, dislocation, disuse, arthritis, and in rare cases fractures.