Hand and Wrist Care

Hand and Wrist Care

Wrist and hand conditions and injuries are common, but even a minor problem can lead to chronic pain or impairment without proper treatment. The wrist and hand care specialists at IBJI are trained to diagnose these problems and create a customized plan to relieve your pain and improve your function.

Find a Doctor

If this is a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately or visit one of IBJI’s OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations.

Why Should I See an Orthopedic Specialist for Wrist and Hand Care?

The most qualified doctors to see for hand or wrist pain are orthopedic specialists trained in wrist and hand care.

They have extensive knowledge and experience in treating wrist and hand conditions and injuries to provide every patient with the best diagnosis and treatment plan.

Conditions, Disorders, and Injuries

IBJI’s wrist and hand care specialists understand the many causes of hand and wrist pain and dysfunction. They will listen to your concerns and provide a thorough, comprehensive exam to diagnose your hand or wrist condition and put you on a path to healing.

Causes of Hand Pain

Causes of Wrist Pain

Wrist and Hand Treatments

IBJI’s wrist and hand care specialists are trained in advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments. They will work with you to develop a wrist or hand health care plan that treats your condition or injury while considering your personal needs and lifestyle.



FAQs About Wrist and Hand Care

What Is Hand Surgery?

When there’s a problem in your hand that’s causing pain or making it difficult to do everyday tasks—and non-surgical treatments haven’t helped—you may need hand surgery to repair the problem.

Depending on your condition, your hand surgeon may do a procedure on the tissues or bones of your hand. At IBJI, many of our surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting to provide optimal comfort and convenience. Our surgery centers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for advanced hand care, treating fractures, dislocations, and traumatic injuries to tendons, nerves, or vessels.

Why Visit a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon?

A surgeon trained in hand care and upper extremity problems is the most qualified to diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options.

These surgeons specialize in disorders and injuries of the hand and wrist, including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist Pain
  • Cuts on the Fingers and Hand
  • Sports Injuries to the Hand and Wrist
  • Broken Bones in the Hand and Wrist

Visiting a hand and upper extremity surgeon doesn’t necessarily mean they will recommend surgery. They will typically want to try non-surgical treatment options first or will refer you to a hand therapist.

What Is Hand Therapy?

Hand therapy can help you regain the use of your hand after an injury, surgery, or at the onset of a disease. A specially-trained hand therapist provides treatments and exercises to help rehabilitate and heal your hand for optimal function and pain relief.

Can a Hand Doctor Treat My Wrist?

Yes, hand doctors are trained in both hand and wrist health. IBJI hand surgeons treat injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, or forearm. Many experts in wrist and hand care also treat disorders and injuries of the elbow and shoulder. They can perform surgery when needed or recommend the appropriate non-invasive treatments to help you heal.

Can Diabetic Neuropathy Cause Hand Pain?

Yes, certain types of diabetic neuropathy can cause hand pain, depending on which nerves are affected. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy and starts by affecting the feet and legs first, followed by the hands and arms. Symptoms are often worse at night. If you think you may have diabetic neuropathy, it’s essential to consult your doctor.

Related Resources

Check out this collection of videos for more information about some of the most common problems diagnosed and treated by IBJI’s wrist and hand care specialists.

Learn More About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Hand Specialists

Learn More About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Hand Specialists

Patient satisfaction is ensured through our multidisciplinary approach utilizing highly trained individuals from nurse clinicians to hand therapists. Our team’s success is based on an in-depth understanding of problems pertaining to the entire upper extremity, confined with an appreciation of each patient’s functional requirements and needs while always maintaining open avenues of communication.

Surgery, when required, is often performed in an outpatient setting, minimizing discomfort and inconvenience. These extensive measures are taken to provide the best possible experience for all of our patients. Our surgery centers are equipped with state-of-the-art contemporary technology for treating individuals with fractures, dislocations, and traumatic injuries to tendons, nerves, or vessels.

Find a hand specialist, schedule online today, and get on a path to recovery.

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