Hand And Wrist Specialist

Congress Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Congress Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA & Arcadia, CA

Hand and wrist pain can have many different causes, but the one consistent issue with all types of hand and wrist problems is that they can make ordinary things like holding a pen tremendously difficult. At Congress Orthopaedic Associates, with offices in Pasadena and Arcadia, California, the world-class orthopedic surgeons provide compassionate care and innovative solutions in a supportive environment. Call the office nearest you or book your evaluation online now.

Hand and Wrist Q & A

What problems affect the hand and wrist?

Your hands and wrists may develop a number of problems that cause pain and function issues. Some common problems are:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • De Quervain's tendinosis
  • Boutonnière deformity
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries
  • Kienböck's disease 

Most hand and wrist problems occur during adulthood, but congenital hand deformities are present from birth. 

Who is at risk for hand and wrist disorders and injuries?

If you participate in sports that pressure your wrists, such as gymnastics and powerlifting, you're at risk for injuries like sprains and fractures. But, you can practice proper form and use protective gear like wrist support to help reduce this risk. 

In many cases, specific behaviors can influence your risk of developing a hand or wrist problem. For example, any type of repetitive wrist and hand movements can increase your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome or other hand and wrist problems.    

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, which usually attacks small joints like those in your fingers, your risk of hand and wrist problems increases significantly. 

The risk of many hand and wrist disorders increases as you age, but young people can also experience problems with their hands and wrists.

How are hand and wrist disorders and injuries treated?

Congress Orthopaedic Associates offers comprehensive hand and wrist care in their Pasadena and Arcadia facilities. Normally, treatment for nontraumatic hand and wrist disorders starts with nonoperative measures. 

A typical treatment plan usually includes activity modification, physical therapy, medication, and in some cases, injections. Congress Orthopaedic Associates also fits durable medical equipment, such as the Pil-O-Splint®, Modabber™ thumb splint, and wrist splints for optimal immobilization as you heal.

If you have a traumatic wrist injury, such as a severe fracture that won't heal, you may need surgery. Some other common reasons for surgery may be treatment-resistant cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, rigid trigger finger, and tendon or ligament tears.  

The Congress Orthopaedic Associates surgeons use the newest medically proven protocols to perform surgery with little risk, minimal pain, and a fast recovery. The surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures in their dedicated ambulatory surgery center in Pasadena, California.  

After any hand or wrist surgery, you'll have on-site physical therapy to ensure a rapid and comfortable recovery. 

If you have hand or wrist pain, don't wait to start recovery. Call Congress Orthopaedic Associates or click the scheduling link now.