Treatment of Hand and Wrist Problems

Treatment of Hand and Wrist Problems

You depend on hands to perform countless tasks over the course of a day.  In the absence of pain or injury, chances are you take their amazing abilities for granted.  Hand and wrist disorders and injuries are common and can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of movement, and impaired function.  Even normal activities of daily living can put your hands and wrists in harm’s way or be affected by underlying problems.  Because optimal function of your hands is so important to your overall quality of life, it is important to seek early treatment from a qualified hand surgeon who has a proven track record and history of high patient satisfaction.  In most cases, surgery is a last resort and, although he is an excellent surgeon, Dr. Gorman is also very experienced in non-operative care of hand problems.

Hand and wrist conditions commonly seen include:

  • Animal Bites
  • Arthritis of Joints
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Thumb Arthritis
    • Joint Denervations (minimally invasive, motion preserving, and quicker recovery than joint replacements)
  • Burns
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s Disease (palmar thickening)
  • Finger Felon (palmar fingertip infection)
  • Fingertip and Nailbed Injuries
  • Foreign Bodies and Splinters
  • Fractures and Dislocations (broken bones and joint injuries)
  • Ganglion Cysts, Benign tumors (lumps and bumps)
  • Hand and Wrist Pain, Numbness, and Tingling
  • Kienbock’s Disease (painful lunate bone of the wrist)
  • Mallet Finger
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Sports Injuries