We rely on our hands and wrists to perform a wide range of tasks every day. Because they play such a vital role in our daily activities, our hands and wrists, as well as our elbows, arms and shoulders are susceptible to injury and other orthopedic problems.
At Crystal Clinic, our orthopedic surgeons treat the full range of both common and complex hand, wrist and upper arm problems. The most frequently seen conditions include:
Carpometacarpal (CMC) or basal joint arthritis at the base of the thumb,
which often causes pain and decreases the ability to grip and pinch.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
a common condition that typically causes tingling and/or numbness in the hands.
De Quervain tenosynovitis,
which is painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist, especially when you try to grasp something.
which is a hand deformity that typically progresses slowly over time, as knotted cords of tissue under the skin pull the fingers into a bent position, making it difficult to naturally straighten them.
Sprains and strains,
which are common in people of all ages. Sprains occur when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and tear. A strain may be an overstretched muscle or tendon, or it could be a partial or complete tear in both the muscle and tendon.
which causes finger stiffness. The finger gets stuck when bent, then suddenly straightens with a pop, due to inflammation that impedes the movement of tendons.