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Hand, wrist, and elbow conditions and injuries are common. Adults and children alike can break a bone, sprain a wrist or hand, or have repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. Other conditions, such as arthritis, are more common as you age.
It’s important to have a doctor evaluate any type of hand, wrist, or elbow injury to avoid disability and other complications. The orthopedic specialists at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican can determine if you need treatment and make sure that your injury heals properly. Find an orthopedist for personal care of your hand, wrist, and elbow conditions and injuries in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
Overuse, accidents, and age-related wear and tear are usually what cause many hand conditions and injuries.
The signs and symptoms of hand conditions include pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, and weakness. You also may have difficulty moving and using your hand, fingers, or thumb.
Common hand conditions and injuries include:
Overuse from repetitive motions, such as those performed during sports, are a common cause of many wrist conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and strains. These are often chronic problems that develop slowly and last for weeks or months.
Acute injury and damage to the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the wrist can result in:
Common wrist conditions and injuries include:
Repetitive motion, overuse, and sports injuries are common causes of elbow conditions and damage. Falling on an outstretched hand is the most common cause of elbow dislocations and fractures.
Pain, tenderness, stiffness, and limited range of motion are the most common symptoms of an elbow condition or injury. You may also notice swelling and warmth, and your elbow may look deformed.
Common elbow conditions and injuries include:
Many hand, wrist, and elbow conditions and injuries respond to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines. Sometimes, corticosteroid shots are helpful. Your doctor may recommend surgery to repair damage from severe or complex injuries or when your condition does not respond to more conservative treatments. Physical and occupational therapy can help speed your recovery and prevent future problems, including disability and arthritis.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican diagnoses and treats hand, wrist, and elbow injuries in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.