SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Hand Surgeons located in Yonkers, NY, Bronx, NY, & Mamaroneck, NY
No one thinks about how much they rely on their hands until one or both are injured. David Lent, MD, FAAOS, and Eric Spencer, MD, FAAOS, at SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE provide comprehensive care for hand and wrist injuries. Their customized treatment eases your symptoms, promotes healing, and restores optimal hand strength and movement. Should you need surgical intervention, the team includes skilled and experienced hand surgeons. To schedule an appointment today, use the online booking feature or call the office in Yonkers or Mamaroneck, New York, or the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City.
Hand & Wrist Injuries Q & A
What causes hand and wrist injuries?
Your hand and wrist have 27 bones and a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that work together to enable a strong grip and fine motor movement. These structures sustain a significant amount of daily wear and tear, making them vulnerable to injuries and degenerative conditions.
A few of the most common hand injuries, whether due to overuse or trauma, include:
- Hand and finger fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Torn ligaments
- Wrist sprain
- Trigger finger
- Mallet finger
- Flexor tendon injuries
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
Certain sports increase your risk of a hand and wrist injury. One example, skier's thumb, is an injury to the ligament that stabilizes your thumb.
What symptoms occur following a hand and wrist injury?
Hand and wrist injuries cause symptoms such as:
- Hand weakness
- Inability to hold items
- Shortened finger
- Limited hand or finger movement
- Catching or popping when moving fingers
- Clumsiness and difficulty gripping objects
- Numbness or tingling in your hand or arm
If your pain lasts several days, gets worse, or you have such severe symptoms that you can't perform daily activities, it's time to see the team at SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE.
How are hand and wrist injuries diagnosed and treated?
Your provider develops a treatment plan based on the underlying problem and the severity of your injury. You may need:
In most cases, your provider immobilizes your hand, wrist, or fingers. The goal is to prevent movement long enough to give the injury time to heal. Some injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, may only need a brace at night; others require 24/7 immobilization.
Many patients use over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and swelling. Your provider may treat inflamed soft tissues with a steroid injection.
Physical therapy or structured exercise
Physical therapy promotes healing, reduces inflammation, and rehabilitates hand and wrist movement and strength as you recover from an injury.
You may need immediate surgery for a complex fracture. Otherwise, surgery is the last resort after other treatments don't provide enough pain relief.
The team at SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE includes highly skilled hand surgeons with extensive experience in all aspects of hand and wrist repairs.
To give you a few examples, they may need to repair tendons or ligaments, release tendons, or stabilize bones. They also perform joint restructuring and replacement for arthritis.
Don't wait to get hand and wrist injuries treated. Call SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE or book an appointment online today.
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