Your hand and wrist allows you to grip and grasp objects, and move in precise ways. As such, they are essential for performing many daily activities such as holding objects, turning door knobs, typing, and writing.Enquire Now
A condition in which one or more of your fingers get stuck in a bent position, often straightening with a snap.
In earlier stages, there may just be pain in the hand, while in later stages, the finger may become locked in a bent position or there may be difficulty bending the finger. These symptoms tend to be worse in the morning.
This happens because the tendon sheath is inflamed and swollen and has difficulty passing through the “pulley”.
A condition in which a patient feels pain over the wrist joint near the base of the thumb.
Due to inflammation of the tendons that extend and abduct the thumb.
A condition where patient may experience ulnar sided wrist pain (pain along the pinky side of the wrist), clicking or popping while turning the forearm, weakness, or limited motion particularly turning
Due to injury or degenerative change to the triangular fibrocartilage complex
A condition due to degeneration of the joints. The most common joint involved in the hand is the 1st carpometacarpal joint near the base of the thumb.
Early symptoms include a dull ache or burning sensation that occurs after periods of increased joint use. Early morning stiffness may also be present.
Late symptoms may include crepitus, or a sensation of grating. Cyst may also develop
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition of the hand and wrist. Patients feel numbness, tingling or burning sensation over the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. These symptoms are often worse at night.
These symptoms occur, due to pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.
As it worsens, patients experience more pain, muscle cramping, and have less grip strength. They may also feel a loss of coordination especially of thumb related activities such as pinching.
It is generally cause by repetitive motions such as typing, and may be associated with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes mellitus.
Our doctors can help. We will take a meticulous history of the nature of your symptoms, any possible causes. After that we will do a physical examination to determine the cause of the pain.
Further tests may be required but we will only suggest them if they help in the diagnosis or assess the severity of the condition. These tests may include radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, or nerve conduction study.
As the hand and wrist are essential for many everyday activities, it is important to get injuries to these areas treated immediately.
Modification of activity is often necessary to allow the injured tissue a chance at recovery.
Splints may need to be worn to help reduce movement.
In cases with significant inflammation, medications to reduce inflammation may help.
Injections may be recommended and if symptoms persist, some patients may require surgery.