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Hand & Wrist Pain

What is General Hand/Wrist Pain?

General hand or wrist pain are common orthopaedic conditions, especially in patients who spend a lot of time working with their hands. General hand/wrist pain is a condition that causes inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of hand/wrist joint, which results in pain and decreased function of the hand/wrist. As the condition progresses, more inflammation occurs and it becomes more difficult to move the hand/wrist. 

If you have hand/wrist pain the common symptoms can include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Tingling 
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating general hand/wrist pain in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OSS Health, our Board Certified Hand and Wrist Specialists have helped thousands of patients with hand/wrist pain live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures. 

How is General Hand/Wrist Pain Treated at OSS Health?

There are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down inflammation as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of hand/wrist pain. At OSS Health, general hand/wrist pain is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hand Therapy
  • Bracing in a soft removable brace or splint
  • Immobilization in a splint or cast
  • Rest and ice
  • Injections

Surgery is only recommended if general hand/wrist pain does not respond to non-surgical treatment options and there is an underlying injury or medical condition, like a broken bone, torn ligament or tendon, or severe osteoarthritis. The Board Certified Hand and Wrist Specialists at OSS Health are experts at performing all hand and wrist surgical procedures. 

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