Wrist & Hand
There are two differentiating factors that set humans apart from other animals; our highly developed brains, and our hands. With our hands, we are able grasp, and manipulate objects, allowing us to write, play an instrument, type on a keyboard and perform countless other tasks. Our hands also contain a significant number of nerve endings which give us the sense of touch.
Because our hands are in constant motion, reaching, grasping, carrying and releasing, they can be exposed to a number of dangers and mishaps. We also can use our hands to protect ourselves by shielding potentially dangerous objects, and even breaking falls. Due to this protective mechanism, the bones of the hand and wrist are fractured quite often. In addition to these dangers the hands are susceptible to cuts, abrasions and burns that can result in damaged tendons, nerves, or even lead to infection.
Because we use our hands so often, they are susceptible to overuse injuries, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Problems can also occur in the muscles and joints and hands can also be affected by normal wear and tear on the joints resulting in arthritis. Sometimes problems can arise from other medical conditions such as diabetes or pregnancy.
At South Palm Orthopedics, our specialist is trained to diagnose and treat all types of hand and wrist problems, and has extensive experience in the delicate procedures required to relieve hand pain and to preserve or restore normal function to the hands and wrists. Our physician has achieved the highest level of training in caring for the hand and wrist, which maximizes our ability to provide you with outstanding, state-of-the-art care.
Visit our interactive Patient Education Library to learn more about conditions of the wrist and hand.
Contact South Palm Orthopedics in Delray Beach today at 561-496-6622 or request an appointment online.