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Problems with the hand and wrist can make even simple tasks difficult.

Our specialists use a comprehensive approach to diagnose and care for conditions of the hand and wrist.

Our hand and wrist team of physicians, certified occupational and hand therapists and support staff helps patients resolve a wide range of problems.

We offer treatment, including physical therapy and occupational therapy, for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and a range of other hand and wrist conditions, in children and adults.

Hand and Wrist Injuries

  • Arthritis occurs when cartilage that protects joints wears down, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the nerve that runs from the forearm, through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, into the hand. Tendons in the carpal tunnel may thicken or swell and pinch the nerve, causing pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your wrist, thumb or fingers.
  • Fractures are breaks in bones and should be treated right away by a trained specialist.
  • Sprains are injuries to ligaments — the strong, flexible tissues that connect bones. Sprains happen when a joint is stretched too far or tears.
  • Tendonitis is an injury to the tissue connecting muscles to bones.
  • Trigger Finger is an injury to the sheath surrounding tendons in finger joints.

Treatment Options

UM Capital Region Health hand and wrist specialists may recommend various treatment options depending on the type and severity of the injury. These may include:

  • Medications
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Surgery

Call 240-677-2224 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.