Hand and Wrist Conditions and Treatments in Wayne, Paramus, and Englewood, New JerseyMany Hand/Wrist conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today
- Hand & Wrist Treatments
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Trigger Finger
- Trigger Finger Release
- Wrist Sprains
- TFCC Tear
Wrist and Hand Conditions We Treat
The hand and wrist are complex parts of the body, and any number of conditions can result from repetitive motion, injuries, trauma, and natural deterioration. Our experienced doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating these common sources of pain and loss of function. Conditions we commonly treat include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This well-known condition occurs when repetitive wrist use leads to a pinched nerve. It results in pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. We treat it through a carpal tunnel release procedure to surgically create more room for the nerve, relieving pressure, and pain.
Trigger finger is a condition caused by repeated bending, resulting in soreness and inflammation in your finger or thumb. Trigger finger release procedures carefully divide a ligament at the finger’s base. This relieves tension, allowing inflamed tendons to move freely.
Observed as round, jelly-filled lumps, ganglion cysts form near the wrist joint. Most cysts are painless, but they may cause discomfort if they press on a nerve. High Mountain Orthopedics treats cysts by immobilizing the area with a splint and draining the cyst or through surgical removal of the lump.
Osteoarthritis is an age-related disease that occurs as cartilage breaks down, while rheumatoid arthritis is an immune disorder that attacks the joints. Both are treated through physical therapy. Joint repair, replacement, and fusion offer minimally invasive surgical solutions.
Overuse and injury through sports or occupations often result in tendonitis, the severe inflammation of a tendon. Conservative methods like rest and the application of an ice pack are often sufficient treatment. We may also prescribe over-the-counter medication, physical therapy, or surgery to prevent a rupture.
De Quervain’s Tendosynovitis
This unique form of tendonitis affects the sheath that protects tendons between the thumb and wrist. The thickened sheath constricts the tendon painfully. High Mountain Orthopedics offers a De Quervain’s tendon release in which we slit the sheath to allow tendons to flex painlessly.
A wrist sprain occurs when ligaments stretch or tear after the wrist is forcefully bent. We offer treatment through medication and physical therapy. Severe sprains can be trimmed or repaired through a minimally invasive surgery followed by rehabilitation therapy.
Your triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is connective tissue responsible for stabilizing the wrist joint. If you experience pain, weakness, and a clicking sensation in your wrist, we can treat the tear through splinting and injections. Surgery may also be available for severe injuries.
The wrist is one of the joints most frequently affected by fractures, especially in athletes. To treat a fracture, we will immobilize the joint in a cast or splint to encourage proper healing. Physical therapy may follow to restore strength and freedom of movement.
Choose High Mountain Orthopedics
If you or a loved one is struggling with a hand or wrist condition, seek medical assistance at High Mountain Orthopedics. Our doctors have years of experience serving Wayne, Paramus, and Englewood, NJ, and the surrounding communities with physical therapy and other cutting-edge treatments. Begin your recovery today by contacting us and requesting an appointment.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that leads to numbness, tingling and other symptoms manifested in the hand and/or arm, and is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. Factors that facilitate the syndrome include anatomy of your wrist, underlying health issues, and sometimes patterns of hand usage. Fortunately, people with carpal tunnel syndrome are usually relieved of their symptoms and loss of wrist functionality with proper treatment.
You might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if…
- You experience tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, particularly in your thumb, index, middle and/or ring fingers (though not in your little finger), which might occur when holding a steering wheel, phone, or newspaper, or while waking from sleep. These sensations might extend from the wrist up to the arm
- You feel weakness in your hand, which may lead to a tendency to drop objects
Carpal Tunnel Release is a procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. The procedure provides more room for the median nerve and tendons passing through the tunnel, typically leading to improved pain and function.
You might need Carpal Tunnel Release if…
- You have pain and weakness in your hand caused by pressure in the wrist
- The muscles in your hand and wrist become smaller as your nerve is being pinched
- Nonsurgical interventions do not relieve pain
- Other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome persist for 6 months or longer
Trigger finger is a condition under which the tendons in the fingers and/or thumbs become painfully inflamed, causing the fingers and/or thumbs to catch or lock when bent.
You might have Trigger Finger if…
- You experience soreness at the base of the finger or thumb.
- You feel a painful clicking or snapping when bending and/or straightening your finger
Trigger finger release surgery is a procedure that divides a ligament at the base of the finger to release the inflamed tendon that causes the patient’s trigger finger (a condition that causes your finger or thumb to click or get stuck when making a fist). Trigger finger release will enable the tendon to move freely.
You might need Trigger Finger Release if…
- You experience finger stiffness, especially during morning hours
- You experience popping and/or clicking sensations during finger movement
- You feel tenderness or a bump in the palm at the base of your affected finger
- You experience finger catching or locking when bending, followed by sudden straight pops
- You are unable to straighten your finger when it is locked in a bent position
A wrist sprain is a common injury that results in a stretch and/or tear of the ligaments in the wrist, which leads to a sprain. A wrist sprain occurs when the wrist is forcefully bent, perhaps in a fall onto an outstretched hand, or in similar situations.
You might have a Wrist Sprain if…
- You experience swelling in the wrist
- You feel an acute onset of pain at the time the injury occurs
- Pain persists whenever you move your wrist
- You experience bruising or skin discoloration around your wrist
- You feel tenderness in and/or around the affected area
- You feel popping and/or tearing inside of your wrist
- You feel a warm or feverish feeling in the skin near your wrist
A TFCC Tear is a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), which is found in the wrist and functions by stabilizing your joints.
You might have a TFCC Tear if…
- You have pain at the base of the small finger side of your wrist
- Your pain increases whenever you bend your wrist
- You have swelling in your wrist
- You experience a painful clicking in your wrist
- You experience a loss of strength in your grip
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