Injuries & Conditions
Hand Injury Overview
We depend on our hands, wrists and fingers each day to perform countless tasks. So when hand pain happens – through osteoarthritis, repetitive motions, injuries or disease – we need relief.
If your hands feel stiff, weak, numb, or painful, we can help you find relief while restoring and preserving function.
About Hand & Wrist Pain.
The hand and wrist consist of dozens of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that need to work together seamlessly in a variety of positions for hundreds of movements each day. Hand pain can stem from:
- Nerve damage
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Several chronic health conditions
Depending on the cause of your hand or wrist pain, you may benefit from medications, exercises, splinting, injections, lifestyle changes, or surgery.
Given the intricacies of the hand, hand and wrist injuries often require specialized orthopedic medical attention when they become injured. The Hand & Upper Extremity specialists at Sano Orthopedics are fellowship-trained and experienced in the latest and most up-to-date techniques regarding these complex and intricate parts of the body.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, weakness, and other symptoms in the hand and arm because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome begin gradually and can reach varying degrees of severity. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are important.
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a degenerative condition that commonly affects the small joints of the fingers and the base of the thumb. Symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the finger joints nearest the nail and the base of the thumb.
Fractures & Sprains
Hand and wrist sprains, strains and fractures are some of the most common types of injuries that occur. For any of these injuries, professional treatment will help to diagnose the issue and speed up the healing process.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome in the human body. It is the cause of considerable pain and disability for patients. Cubital tunnel syndrome remains an often misdiagnosed condition. When appropriately diagnosed, this condition may be treated by both conservative and operative means.
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to diagnose and treat a number of conditions of the wrist, including chronic wrist pain, wrist fractures, ganglion cysts, and ligament tears.
Why Choose SANO?
Your hand is important! Our goal is to relieve pain and help restore the proper function and alignment of the hand, fingers and wrist with a treatment plan that fits your need. Our qualified team takes their extensive training and fellowship and puts it to use developing a unique treatment plan for you. Our physicians have fellowship training, so you can be confident in the approach our team takes in returning you to your active lifestyle.
Dr. Alexander Palmer
Dr. Alexander Palmer is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and upper extremity injuries, which includes arthritis management, arthroscopy, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndrome, fractures, and other injuries to the arm.
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-Susan, Google Review
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