Hand or Wrist Pain Can Make Daily Activities Challenging – The Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in DeKalb, IL, Can Help
Hand or wrist pain is relatively common, and can result from injuries or repetitive motion, as well as certain health conditions. This type of discomfort can quickly and significantly diminish an individual’s quality of life, mainly because the hands and wrists are essential to even the most basic daily tasks. For individuals who are experiencing hand or wrist problems, comprehensive care is available from the hand and upper extremity specialist at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, a subspecialty orthopaedic practice located in DeKalb, Illinois.
Because hand or wrist pain can take several forms and have multiple causes, it’s important to see an expert, such as the hand and upper extremity specialist at MOI in DeKalb, IL, for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, as well as for preventive measures to help avoid re-injury and ensure long-term relief. We evaluate and treat many hand and wrist conditions and their associated symptoms, including:
- Ligament sprains – Pain that worsens when moving a hand, wrist, or arm
- Tendonitis – Pain that increases with repetitive movements, such as those required when participating in certain sports
- Tennis elbow – Pain when gripping objects, such as a doorknob, that radiates from an outer elbow down to the wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – Pain or numbness in the fingers, hand, wrist, or arm, especially when the wrist is flexed
- Trigger finger – Stiffness, tenderness, and a “popping” sensation when moving a finger
- Bone fractures – Pain and swelling around an affected bone
- Ganglion cyst – A firm lump or swelling near a wrist or finger joint
- Infection – Pain, swelling, or redness of the skin surrounding a wound
- Rheumatoid arthritis – Swollen and tender joints
- Dupuytren’s contracture – Fingers that contract inward toward the palm
At MOI, the evaluation of hand or wrist pain always begins with a thorough physical examination, and possibly some X-rays, laboratory tests, and electrodiagnostic studies, as required. Following the diagnostic process, we provide an in-depth review of the patient’s treatment options.
In most cases, conservative treatments like hand therapy are effective for alleviating hand and wrist pain. For instance, many patients benefit from working with MOI’s on-site hand therapist, who is certified by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Additionally, patients who are surgical candidates and elect to proceed can confidently turn to MOI’s fellowship-trained surgeons, who have extensive experience in performing the latest hand and wrist surgery techniques.
To learn more about the treatment options for hand or wrist pain available at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in DeKalb, IL, contact us today.