Other conditions include congenital hand anomalies, which you are born with, such as bent or extra fingers. Arthritis of the hand and wrist can come in several forms, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Additionally, injuries to the joints, bones and tendons of your hands and wrist can also be treated by specialists at our hospitals.
We are proud to facilitate Consultants who can help test, diagnose, and treat or manage your hand and wrist issues in order to help improve your quality of life.
- Congenital hand anomalies, such as the presence of an extra digit (polydactyly),
- Webbing between the fingers (syndactyly);
- Sometimes a finger can be deviated sideways, or be slightly bent(clinodactyly and camptodactyly);
- Hand overuse syndromes;
- Painful joints;
- Torn ligaments;
- Hand or wrist injury;
- Arthritis of the hand and wrist, and
Whether you have an acute or chronic hand or wrist condition, our team will strive to reduce your symptoms through effective treatment.
Another option is joint fusion. This involves the joints being fused together, positioning them in a permanent fixed position. The fused joints will no longer be able to bend, but this method can stop the joint pain previously experienced.
scarring, pain, loss of movement and muscle spasm are problems that may occur following hand injury or surgery.
Hand therapists can use a variety of specialist massage techniques to improve the symptoms you feel and that restrict the use of your hand, wrist and arm. Following your assessment, a specific home programme will be designed to match your needs to maximise the benefit you experience following your appointment, improving your hand, wrist and arm symptoms as quickly as possible.
Our specialist team of hand therapists are trained to the highest level to make custom made splints for many hand conditions.
Splints can be used for many reasons. Here are some examples of when you may need a splint designed and fitted for you:
- To provide rest and support for healing tissues following injury or surgery;
- To support painful joints;
- To improve the movement in your hand, wrist or arm and
- To help you use your hand, wrist or arm for function.
If your hand, wrist or arm requires a splint you may be provided with any one of the following materials which are chosen to match your particular needs:
- Neoprene (synthetic rubber);
- Thermoplastic – this is a mouldable plastic which is cut to size and shape which becomes rigid after moulding to provide a unique fit and
- Plaster of Paris.
If you would like to learn more about the hand and wrist treatments that we offer, please visit our treatments page. This can provide you with further information about other treatment options that our team provide.