Hand and Wrist Center

Our board-certified orthopaedic hand and wrist doctors provide the expert diagnosis and treatment you need to get moving again.

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When Should You See a Hand and Wrist Doctor?

The hand and wrist are delicate, complex systems of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, vulnerable to many types of injuries and conditions. From the phalanx bones of the fingers to the median nerve in the wrist, your hand and wrists allow you to do marvelous things.

There are a variety of injuries that affect hand function. Common ailments include bone fractures, tears, inflammation, and dislocation. Most people will experience some hand discomfort at some point in their life. However, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see an orthopedic hand specialist immediately:

  • Any unusual pain in the hand or wrist
  • Inability to move fingers like you once could
  • Pain that occurs as a result of a major fall or injury
  • Pain that does not get better after treatment
  • Pain that manifests with other symptoms such as arm pain, fever, or exhaustion

It is a good idea to visit an emergency room for intense hand pain, broken bones, and visible injuries. A Resurgens hand and wrist physician should diagnose any hand or wrist pain that causes severe discomfort.

What Causes Hand and Wrist Pain?

There is no one single cause for hand and wrist pain. Many jobs, sports, hobbies, and physical activities can cause damage to the hand and wrist. Overextension, severe injury, and congenital diseases can cause many types of hand and wrist conditions such as carpal tunnel, De Quervain's Disease, and osteoarthritis.

Each condition and patient situation requires different healing treatments. It is vital to speak with a highly-trained Resurgens hand physician to help diagnose your condition and provide a treatment plan tailored to promote your healing.

How Resurgens Diagnoses Hand and Wrist Pain

Understanding your pain is critical to accurately diagnosing and resolving hand and upper extremity disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, Resurgens Hand Center offers the latest in imaging and diagnostics testing, including MRI, CT, EMG, and nerve conduction.

We offer sophisticated radiology imaging that is performed by certified technologists and radiologists with extensive training in hand imaging techniques. Our physiatry experts can also perform electrodiagnostic testing to determine exactly where your injury is located.

See our hand and wrist diagnostics page to learn more about the technology and diagnostic techniques used by Resurgens Hand Center.

Non-Surgical and Surgical Solutions for Hand and Wrist Pain

Treatment solutions vary depending on the location and severity of your specific condition. It is the goal of our physicians to provide treatment options that work for your lifestyle and situation. From in-office procedures to specialized hand therapy, your hand issue can often be treated without surgery.


For more severe conditions, you may require a surgical solution. Resurgens Hand and Wrist Center surgeons perform thorough evaluations to ensure conservative treatment has been attempted before surgical intervention. In the case that surgery is needed, our team of experts is trained in the latest surgical techniques. Learn more about our expertise in hand and wrist procedures here.

Frequently Asked Hand and Wrist Questions

Your doctor will be able to give you more information about your condition. However, if you have more questions about hand pain, conditions, or procedures, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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