Given the complexity of the hands and wrists, it’s no surprise that issues can easily arise.
Common reasons people visit with our Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeons include:
Pain in the hands and wrists - this may be the result of an injury, or the result of natural wear and tear in the joints as we age.
Numbness and/or pins & needles in the fingers,
- Nerve-type pain,
- Deformities, such as a finger becoming curled over or bent unnaturally.
- Pain in the base of thumb,
- A lump or bump in the hands or wrists.
There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms, including:
Osteoarthritis – tends to affect the wrist, fingers and thumb. Pain and/or stiffness becomes worse over time as the disease progresses.
Carpal tunnel syndrome – results from one of three main nerves in your hands and arms (the median nerve) being pinched or compressed. This causes weakness, a tingling sensation and sometimes pain in the wrist and hand.
Ganglion – A swelling in the hand or wrist, caused by a build-up of fluid.
Trigger Finger – a finger curls into a ‘trigger finger’ position. This occurs as a result of inflammation in a tendon, which causes it to lock in position.
Dupuytren’s Contracture (also known as Dupuytren’s disease) - a thickening of the layer that sits just under the skin, causing nodules to form. These may be painful. Over time, it causes the fingers to curl and fix in a bent position.
Here at The Droitwich Spa Hospital, we can help get you out of pain and back to using your hand and wrist free of pain of stiffness. Your consultation can be done at a time convenient to you either over secure video or in person at the hospital.