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Hand/Wrist Pain Specialist

Weiss Orthopaedics

Sonoma and Northern Marin's Premier Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Wear-and-tear, trauma, and sports injuries can all lead to wrist and hand pain that prevent you from performing your normal daily activities. To get back to your daily routine pain-free, see orthopaedist Noah Weiss, MD, at Weiss Orthopaedics. With locations in Novato in Northern Marin and Sonoma, California, Dr. Weiss and his team offer specialized treatment for wrist and hand conditions so you can recover as quickly as possible. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office.

Hand/Wrist Pain Q & A

What conditions cause wrist and hand pain?

The wrist and hand are complex anatomical structures that allow for a wide range of movements so you can complete daily tasks with ease. Conditions that can affect the wrist and hand include:

While some wrist and hand injuries are more complicated than others, any injury that prevents you from moving your hand through a pain-free range of motion requires medical attention. As a specialist in wrist and hand injuries, the team offers thorough diagnosis and extensive solutions to treat your pain.

How are wrist and hand pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of your pain, Dr. Weiss begins with a thorough history of your injury and symptoms. Dr. Weiss then examines your wrist and hand, performing a series of tests to check your muscle strength, flexibility, nerve function, and joint motion. Additional orthopaedic tests can be included, if appropriate.

Dr. Weiss can take X-rays or refer you for an MRI if needed. Based on your exam, Dr. Weiss determines your diagnosis and explains treatment options.

How are wrist and hand pain treated?

For mild to moderate wrist and hand injuries, conservative measures can provide pain relief and allow your wrist or hand to heal. Dr. Weiss can recommend an appropriate treatment plan for you that includes:

  • Ice or heat
  • Bracing or taping
  • Physical therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Injections
  • Activity modification

The Weiss Orthopaedics team also offers specialized surgeries for the hand and wrist including percutaneous trigger finger release, arthroscopic proximal row carpectomy, Atlas thumb CMC arthroplasty, and minimally invasive in-office arthroscopy.

When is carpal tunnel surgery recommended?

Dr. Weiss may recommend carpal tunnel surgery if you’ve tried conservative measures and haven’t gotten relief from your symptoms. After the surgery, you must complete a course of physical therapy to gently stretch your muscles as they heal in order to prevent the formation of scar tissue, which could cause your symptoms to return.

If carpal tunnel surgery is needed, Dr. Weiss explains the procedure and what you can expect before, during, and after as well as steps you can take to have the best recovery possible, like resting your hands and wrists and applying ice, if needed.

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