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Hand and Wrist

Hand-Wrist

The trained experts at iOrtho treat a variety of conditions involving problems with the hand and wrist, select a condition below to learn more.

If you have CTS, your fingers may feel swollen and stiff even though they are not noticeably swollen. You may wake up at night with numb hands that you must “shake out” before going back to sleep. During the day, your hands and fingers may tingle and you could experience reduced grip strength. In some untreated cases of CTS, hand muscles have been known to atrophy. Others experience inability to distinguish cold or hot using their fingers or palm. Ultimately, people with neglected, severe carpal tunnel syndrome may lose had function and will often require surgery

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Pain

  • Congenital predispositions, such as the carpal tunnel being narrower than normal
  • Work stress (spending hours at a keyboard, constant use of vibrating, hand-held devices/tools, assembly/piecework)
  • Tumor or cyst within the carpal tunnel canal
  • Sprain or fracture to the wrist that induces swelling
  • Menopause or pregnancy-related fluid retention
  • Certain diseases have also been correlated with development of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, diabetes and autoimmune disorders.

Women have a higher risk than men of suffering carpal tunnel syndrome because the carpal tunnel may be narrower in women than in men. Primarily occurring in adults, CTS almost always affects the dominant hand.

Trigger Finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger Although all fingers can experience this condition, the ring finger and thumb are most often affected.

Hand fractures occur to the phalanges (small finger bones) or the metacarpals (long hand bones). Signs of a possible fracture in the hand or fingers can resemble severe sprains or “jammed” fingers. 

Swelling, tenderness, pain, stiffness, deformity of one or more fingers or an inability to move fingers are classic signs that you may have a hand fracture. Shortened fingers, or a finger that clearly crosses its neighboring finger when you make a half-fist, are additional symptoms of a possible hand fracture. Depressed knuckles are usually observed in a type of fracture called a “boxer’s fracture,” which involves a break in the long bone under your little finger (fifth metacarpal).

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