Hand, Wrist, & Shoulder Conditions

 

Subject to arthritis and trauma, pain occurring in the hands or upper extremities can be debilitating.

 

What Type of Doctor Should You See For Hand, Wrist or Shoulder Pain?

Our orthopedic surgeons treat the full spectrum 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. 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

Arthritis

A common complaint for 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. Our staff explores conservative options such as medications, injections, physical therapy and mechanical aids before considering surgery. Should surgery be the best option, joint reconstruction is performed, 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

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.

 

Find out more and speak with a specialist.

Call 718-283-7400 to make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist or request an appointment online today.