Hand & Wrist

Treatments for Hand &
Wrist Pain in Kansas City

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Other Neuropathies

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist that causes numbness, tingling, burning pain, swelling, and sometimes itching.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Wrist Brace
  • Steroid Injection
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Treatments

  • Surgical Release of the Tunnel

Trigger Digits & Tendinitis / Tenosynovitis

Trigger digits occur when there is swelling around tendons in the fingers resulting in the tendons not gliding smoothly. There can be pain, stiffness, and locking/clicking.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Steroid Injections

Surgical Treatments

  • Surgical Release of the Tight Tunnel

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist usually produces an intermittent dull to sharp pain in the specific joint involved that is usually worse with use.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Heat
  • Creams
  • Temporary Splint / Brace
  • Steroid Injection

Surgical Treatments

  • Replacement of Joint
  • Reconstruction
  • Fusion

Fractures

A bone is commonly fractured, or broken, after a traumatic event such as a fall, jamming type injury such as getting hit with a ball, or punching something. Patients usually experience pain, swelling, bruising, and sometimes deformity.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Buddy Taping Fingers
  • Hand Therapy
  • Splint or Cast Wear

Surgical Treatments

  • Surgical Repair

Tendon & Nerve Injuries

Tendon and nerve injuries occur after a laceration has penetrated deep enough to cut one of these structures. Patients typically will experience an inability to move the specific finger/wrist and may have numbness.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Splint Wear

Surgical Treatments

  • Surgical Repair

Ganglion Cyst & Other Masses

Ganglion cysts are fluid filled masses found on the hands and wrists. These are not usually painful but can be painful with pressure.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Observation
  • Compression
  • Brace Wear
  • Aspiration

Surgical Treatments

  • Surgical Excision

Additional Services

  • Boxer’s Fractures
  • Colles Fractures
  • TFCC Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Skier’s Thumb