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Wrist / Hand

The specialty-trained doctors at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of wrist injuries and conditions.

The wrist is a highly complex structure made up of 10 different bones and more than 20 different tendons and ligaments that must work in synchronization for normal function. The tendons in the wrist control movement for the fingers, wrist, and even the elbow. Since nearly all activities require finger and hand involvement, the structures of the wrist are constantly working. As a result, the vast majority of wrist injuries and conditions are related to overuse and repetitive stress.

Symptoms of a wrist injury include:

  • Pain in/around any portion of the wrist
  • Numbness/tingling into the palm or fingers
  • Limited movement of the wrist or fingers
  • Pain into the forearm
  • Loss of grip strength

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DE QUERVAIN'S SYNDROME

This is a condition caused by inflammation of two tendons near the base of the thumb on the posterior or backside of the wrist. The two tendons affected are extensor pollicus brevis and abductor pollicus longus. This condition typically occurs from overuse of the thumb and wrist but may also occur following direct trauma to the region. Activities that require repetitive use of the thumb and wrist may lead to irritation of these tendons. Symptoms may include pain and swelling around the base of the thumb and difficulty with gripping and pinching.

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

This is a condition resulting from irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve runs through the anterior or front part of the wrist and may become “pinched” or irritated from repetitive use of the hand and fingers. It is often difficult to identify a single cause for carpal tunnel syndrome but risk factors include repetitive typing, diabetes, and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms may include pain in the hand and forearm, tingling in the hand, thumb, index or middle finger, and loss of strength of the hand.

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Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?

Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic wrist/hand condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, we may be able to help.

To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960 or you may contact us online.