Hand & Wrist Injuries
Comprehensive Care for Hand or Wrist Pain
Your hands and wrists are particularly susceptible to injury, because you may use your hands to brace yourself during a fall and other types of traumatic impact. Also, because you rely on the fine motor skills of your hands and wrists every single day, this compact, delicate network of ligaments, tendons, muscle, and bones is subject to repetitive stress disorders. Sports injuries are another common cause of hand and wrist problems.
The symptoms you experience will depend on the type of hand or wrist injury you've sustained, and these signs or symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Often, your symptoms may not be a reliable indicator of how severe your injury really is. For example, you could sustain a fracture in a fall and neglect to seek treatment, because the pain is not overly intense immediately following the injury.
If you are experiencing any type of hand or wrist pain that is not going away, you should see an orthopedic doctor to have it checked out. Only when the issue is properly diagnosed can the problem be treated to ensure you are able to retain full, pain-free use of your hand and wrist in the future.
Common Hand & Wrist Problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- deQuervain’s tendonitis
- Ganglion cysts
- Joint dislocation
- Kienbock’s disease
- Ligament disruption
- Scaphoid fracture
- Trigger finger
Hand & Wrist Injury Complications
if you experience a hand or wrist injury, you may be more likely to re-injure the area in the future, as well as suffer other chronic problems down the road, such as osteoarthritis in the injured joints, nerve damage, or chronic pain and stiffness in the hand, fingers, or wrist.
The orthopedic experts at the Joint Replacement Institute will work with you to ensure your current issue is effectively treated, as well as come up with a plan to help avoid future problems.
Depending on the type of injury you’ve sustained, hand and wrist problems may involve bracing or immobilization, oral anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy. Casting and/or surgery may be recommended in cases of hand or wrist fractures.
Your Minimally Invasive Surgery Options
Should you require surgery for your hand or wrist injury or condition, our orthopedic surgeons – including hand surgeon J. Scott Herron, MD – are specially trained and experienced to perform it, using the least invasive methods when possible. This way, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, using the smallest incision possible, for a faster, easier post-op recovery.
Minimally invasive procedures for simple to complex hand and wrist injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel release
- Fracture care
- Ganglion cyst removal
- Tendon or ligament repair
- Thumb joint reconstruction
- Trigger finger or thumb surgery
For Hand & Wrist Pain Treatment Contact Our Orthopedic Doctors in Naples, FL
Make sure you take care of your hands and wrists – you rely on them for so much throughout the day. If you are suffering from hand or wrist pain, contact the orthopedic physicians at the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, for an evaluation. Call (239) 261-2663. You can also request an appointment now.