Hand Injuries

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Hand injuries sometimes requires surgery, but can often be treated through physical therapy. Dr. Wright works with a broad range of occupational and physical therapists, and can help find the right one for your condition.

Among the conditions that he treats:

  • Tendinitis: Whether brought on through injury or overuse, the tendons of the hand often become inflamed and painful. Rest is typically the first treatment, but surgery may also be required to remove the source of the irritation.
  • Trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs when a tendon that controls the movement of one of the fingers becomes inflamed, causing the finger to lock or catch. Surgery may be needed to prevent permanent stiffness.
  • Finger injuries: Finger injuries range from minor cuts to fractures, dislocations, and injuries to tendons, nerves, and ligaments. Swift, careful treatment can help prevent permanent deformities.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis can occur in multiple areas of the hand; symptoms include swelling, warmth, and pain. These symptoms can be exacerbated after periods of increased use like heavy gripping or grasping.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition in which the median nerve of the hand is squeezed by surrounding tissue, producing numbness, pain, and weakness. Careful treatment can usually alleviate these symptoms and restore functionality of the hand.