Hand, Wrist & Elbow
Offering a variety of treatment options for hand, wrist and elbow conditions; from conservative management to surgical intervention.
Hand, Wrist and Elbow conditions develop acutely, or with overuse.
Our hands serve many important purposes and help us perform many important functions. Any injury or condition that impacts the hands can have a substantial impact our our daily routine. The hand contains 27 bones and is one of the most complex and delicate musculoskeletal parts of our body.
The wrist is made up of eight small bones (carpal bones) plus two long forearm bones (radius and ulna). As with problems with the hand, wrist conditions can make daily functioning painful and challenging.
The elbow is a hinge joint between the radius and ulna of the forearm, and the humerus of the upper arm. The bones are held together by ligaments with the primary ligaments being the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL). There are several muscles surrounding the joint that are responsible for movement., and tendons attaching the muscle to the bone. Cartilage covers and protects the ends of the bones and bursa sacs provide lubrication and protection of the joint.
As with any other joint in the body, hand, wrist and elbow conditions develop from chronic overuse, or acute accidents or injuries. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness or decreased range of motion.
Hand, Wrist & Elbow conditions treated at Footbridge:
- Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfers’ Elbow
- Torn ligaments
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Bone Spurs
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Sprains or strains of the hand, wrist or elbow
- Trigger Finger
- De Quervain’s Disease
- Tendon ruptures
- Nerve injuries
- Scaphoid and Distal Radius fractures
- Complex hand, wrist and elbow injuries
Footbridge Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialists
Sport Medicine Physician