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Hand, Wrist And Elbow Pain

Ross Medical Group

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Miami, FL

Pain in your hand, wrist, or elbow can develop from many causes. If you’re experiencing pain in an upper extremity, the team at Ross Medical Group in Miami, including sports medicine specialist David A. Ross, MD, and physical therapist Monica Ross, DPT, CMPT, can determine the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you get relief. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain Q & A

What causes hand, wrist, or elbow pain?

You may develop hand, wrist, or elbow pain from a number of causes. Common causes include:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain or numbness in the hands or arm and develops when your median nerve gets squeezed as it goes through the carpal tunnel canal in your wrist.

Trigger finger

Trigger finger causes pain and stiffness in your finger. You may also feel as though the finger is catching when you extend and bend it. You may develop trigger finger if one of the pulleys, which is a band of tissue that runs along the tendon in your finger, becomes inflamed or thick.

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow causes inflammation of the tendon that runs along the outside of your elbow. It often develops from repetitive motion of the elbow. In addition to tennis players, you may be at risk of developing tennis elbow if you’re a painter or a butcher.

Sprains and arthritis can also lead to hand, wrist, or elbow pain.

How is hand, wrist, or elbow pain diagnosed?

Dr. Ross conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your hand, wrist, or elbow pain. To help him identify the cause of your discomfort, it’s important to be as detailed as possible about your symptoms and when they began.

Dr. Ross also conducts a physical exam and reviews your medical history. Ross Medical Group is a full-service medical center that offers in-house diagnostic testing. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, Dr. Ross may recommend an X-ray or nerve conduction studies.

What treatment can improve my hand, wrist, or elbow pain?

Treatment for your hand, wrist, or elbow pain is individualized based on the underlying cause of your pain and symptoms. Dr. Ross may recommend:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Rest and ice
  • Splint or brace

You may also benefit from physical therapy with Dr. Ross, who can create an exercise program to minimize your pain. She also has extensive experience performing ergonomic evaluations and can help you make adjustments at work and home to reduce pain.

Hand, wrist, and elbow pain can develop from many causes. Ross Medical Group is a full-service medical practice and can diagnose and treat your pain. For an evaluation, call the office today or book online.