Hand, Wrist, & Shoulder Conditions
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Subject to arthritis and trauma, pain occurring in the hands or upper extremities can be debilitating. For severe pain, patients should seek the expert care of a hand and shoulder doctor in Brooklyn, NY.
What Type of Doctor Should You See For Hand, Wrist or Shoulder Pain?
Our orthopedic surgeons treat the full spectrum of conditions occurring in the hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, learn about the care provided by our hand and upper extremity specialists.
If you are in search of a pediatric hand and upper extremity specialist, you should visit our pediatric orthopedic specialists in Brooklyn, NY. Our specially trained pediatric orthopedic staff is committed to the total care of your child's orthopedic problems, from the simplest fractures to the most complex congenital anomalies.
Common Hand, Wrist, and Shoulder Conditions
A common complaint about pain in the hands, wrist, or shoulder is caused by arthritis. Caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, cartilage in the affected joint wears down. This causes pain and inflammation, which reduces a person's mobility.
When creating a treatment plan, our orthopedic hand specialists will explore conservative options such as medications, injections, physical therapy, and mechanical aids before considering surgery. Should hand surgery be the best option, an experienced orthopedic hand surgeon will perform joint reconstruction using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Basically, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers.
Ganglion cysts are extremely common conditions which can occur on nearly every part of the hand and wrist. Ganglion cysts usually originate from a joint and can be large or small. While they are usually painless, they can sometimes cause problems. The main treatments available for ganglionic cysts include aspiration or excision.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons which surround the shoulder joint, providing strength and stability. When the rotator cuff is injured or damaged, it can lead to inflammation of the bursa (tissue that covers and protects the rotator cuff), causing pain and loss of motion.
While some rotator cuff injuries occur in younger people, secondary to trauma, most injuries result from aging and degeneration of the cuff tissues. In advanced cases, patients will need shoulder replacement surgery to fix the problem. If shoulder surgery is required, our doctors will recommend a minimally invasive approach whenever possible.