Hand & Wrist Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it. At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers, the team offers compassionate care for hand and wrist pain. Call the conveniently located offices in the Lincoln Square or Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Illinois, or book online today.

Hand & Wrist Pain Q & A

What causes hand pain?

Some of the most common reasons for hand pain include:

Trigger finger

Trigger finger means a finger joint locks in position, and then it may straighten with a cracking noise. This can cause pain, tenderness, and stiffness in the affected finger and base.

Fractures

Fractures (broken bones) can affect any bone in your hands. Distal phalanges, the bones at the tips of your fingers, are the most common area for hand fractures, followed by metacarpals, the middle bones in your hand. Fractures can cause pain in both the bone and the surrounding area.

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are both common in the hands, with a common example being osteoarthritis that manifests as thumb arthritis. Arthritis can cause pain, as well as swelling and stiffness. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist. This condition results from increased pressure on the nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist.

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the ulnar nerve in your elbow grows compressed. This can potentially cause elbow area pain, but in most cases, the symptoms occur in the hand, as the ulnar nerve delivers sensation to your pinky finger and part of your ring finger. Common symptoms can include numbness, tingling, and weakness. 

Hand pain can develop slowly over the years or may start abruptly, as a result of sports injuries and traumatic injuries. This pain may reverberate to your wrist.

What causes wrist pain?

Pain in your wrist is often due to sudden injuries, such as sprains or fractures. However, long-term problems, such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, can cause hand and wrist pain. 

The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat the full spectrum of conditions that cause wrist pain, including:

Acute trauma injuries

This type of injury occurs suddenly, such as when you reach your hand out to break a fall. Common acute injuries that affect the wrist include sprains, strains, and fractures. 

Repetitive stress injuries

Stress from repetitive wrist motions, such as driving long distances or hitting a tennis ball, can cause injuries over time. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is one example of an overuse injury that affects the tendons in your wrist.


How is hand and wrist pain treated?

The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center examines your hand and wrist, reviewing your symptoms and medical history. Then, they explore nonoperative treatments for hand and wrist pain, such as bracing, hand exercises, and anti-inflammatory medication. 

Steroid injections can, in some cases, reduce swelling and pain for a period of a few months. For severe structural damage within your hand, or conditions that don’t improve with conservative treatment, the team may recommend surgery. Regardless, on-site physical therapy is available for those in treatment or recovery. 


To find out what’s causing your hand and wrist pain, don’t hesitate to call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers or book an appointment online today. 

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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