Hand and Wrist Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions
At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various hand and wrist pain conditions, including:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, leading to hand pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness, often worse at night.
Inflammation of the tendons in the hand or wrist, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected digits or wrist.
Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis affecting the joints of the hand and wrist, resulting in chronic pain, stiffness, swelling, and limited mobility.
Noncancerous lumps filled with fluid that can develop along tendons or joints in the hand or wrist, causing pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.
Pain Management Symptoms Associated with Hand and Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can present various symptoms, including:
Pain and Discomfort
Persistent or intermittent hand or wrist pain, ranging from dull aches to sharp, shooting sensations, often worsened with movement or specific activities.
Limited Range of Motion
Difficulty with gripping, grasping, or performing fine motor tasks due to pain, stiffness, or weakness in the hand or wrist.
Swelling and Inflammation
Joint swelling, warmth, and redness due to inflammation in the hand or wrist.
Numbness or Tingling
Sensations of numbness, tingling, or pins-and-needles in the hand or fingers, particularly in cases of nerve compression or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pain Management Treatment Options
At Kennedy Health, we offer a range of treatment options to effectively manage hand and wrist pain:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, corticosteroids, or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and improve hand and wrist function.
Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to improve hand and wrist strength, flexibility, and coordination, reducing pain and enhancing mobility.
Splinting or Bracing
Custom splints or braces can provide support, immobilization, and pain relief for certain hand or wrist conditions.
Intra-articular injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, may be recommended to provide localized pain relief, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.
Our medical professionals provide guidance on modifying activities, ergonomic adjustments, and techniques to avoid repetitive stress on the elbow joint.
In severe cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical options, such as carpal tunnel release, joint fusion, or joint replacement, may be considered to alleviate pain and restore function.
Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic tests (such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound), to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type and severity of hand and wrist pain. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Take the first step toward effective hand and wrist pain relief. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find relief, regain mobility, and embrace a pain-free future. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable life.