Comprised of multiple small bones and intricate nerves, the hands and wrists are prone to overuse and injury. OKC Orthopedics Sports Medicine leads the way in progressive care for hand, wrist and upper extremity problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Ganglion Cysts and DeQuervain’s Tendinitis.
A comprehensive evaluation and accurate diagnosis is key to ensuring a proper treatment plan. Utilizing cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment options, our skilled physicians at OKC Orthopedics will help you determine the best course of action to restore free movement and eliminate the cause of your hand pain.
What are common hand problems?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful condition in the arms and hands caused by a pinched nerve. Swelling, inflammation and pressure crowd the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist, resulting in pain, tingling, numbness and oftentimes, weakness.
Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger also involves a narrowing around a tendon that causes pain. Trigger finger occurs when a finger or thumb sticks in a bent position and straightens quickly, much like pulling and releasing a trigger. In severe cases, the finger locks in the bent position.
A ganglion cyst is a sac-like swelling that forms on tissues that produces lubrication for the joints and tendons. While these cysts are typically harmless, they can cause pain, be unsightly and interfere with daily activities. Trauma at the site is typically to blame, but they can also be a precursor to or in association with arthritis.
DeQuervain’s tendinitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist. It occurs when the two tendons around the base of the thumb become swollen, putting pressure on nearby nerves and causing pain and numbness. Pain can develop slowly or come on suddenly, and may get worse when using your hand, thumb or wrist.
How are hand injuries treated?
Treatment for hand injuries depends on the cause of your condition and includes both surgical and non-surgical options. OKC Orthopedics, Sports & Pain Medicine uses advanced diagnostic technology onsite to pinpoint the cause of pain and assess the extent of the damage.
If you’re experiencing pain in your hands, the highly trained team of orthopedic surgeons at OKC Orthopedics will work with you to identify and treat the cause of your pain and get you back to your normal routine.