The hand encompasses a complex structure, including the wrist joint where the forearm meets the hand, the palm, and the four fingers along with the thumb. Within this intricate system, the joints are susceptible to conditions like osteoarthritis and various joint-related pathologies.request an appointment
Tendons in the hand can be impacted by scars, nodules, and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, often leading to complications such as trigger finger.
Notably, the front of the wrist serves as a gateway to the carpal tunnel, housing delicate structures like arteries, veins, and the median nerve. Narrowing of this tunnel can result in the entrapment of the median nerve, a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, manifesting as numbness and tingling pain in the hand and parts of the forearm.
Tenosynovitis, characterized by inflammation of the tendons, can affect any tendon but is particularly debilitating when it involves the thumb. De Quervain’s syndrome, a specific form of tenosynovitis, can immobilize individuals due to inflammation at the base of the thumb.
Infectious pathologies, including fungal infections, allergic conditions, and vascular issues, can all contribute to various pain-related syndromes in the hand and wrist.
Our approach to treating hand and wrist pain at Innovation Spine Medical begins with a meticulous evaluation, encompassing a detailed medical history and a comprehensive physical examination. To arrive at an accurate diagnosis, we employ appropriate imaging techniques, including x-rays, MRIs, and electrodiagnostic studies (especially for carpal tunnel syndrome). In some cases, ultrasound imaging may also be utilized.
Treatment options are tailored to the underlying cause and can include:
- Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises and interventions to improve hand and wrist function.
- Heat and Cold Therapy: Utilized to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
- Anti-Inflammatory and Oral Medications: Prescription of medications to manage inflammation and pain.
- Localized Image-Guided Injections: Precise injections guided by imaging to provide targeted relief.
At Innovation Spine Medical, our dedicated team is committed to uncovering the root causes of hand and wrist pain and delivering personalized, effective treatments to restore functionality and alleviate discomfort.
Locations we serve in Queens, NY: Rego Park, Maspeth, Corona, Forest Hills, Middle Village
Locations we serve in Nassau County:
Malverne, Lynbrook, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Valley stream.