When you require the services of an orthopedic hand specialist, look no further than the talented clinicians at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. We’ve been assisting patients with hand and wrist pain—along with a wide array of other orthopedic issues—since 2003, and we proudly serve the Durham, North Carolina, community.
What Do We Treat?
The orthopedic hand specialists on our team can treat almost any orthopedic condition affecting the hands or the wrists. Some of the conditions we most commonly see include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – Repetitive hand and wrist motions can cause the tissues around the carpal tunnel to swell, exerting pressure on the median nerve that’s housed within the tunnel. This can cause pain, a burning sensation, tingling, numbness, and weakness throughout the hand, wrist, and forearm.
- Dislocations – A dislocation occurs when a fall, a sudden impact, or another type of force moves the bones in a joint out of their normal position, causing intense pain, swelling, bruising, and a visible deformity. Athletes often dislocate fingers when playing baseball, football, and other contact sports.
- Ganglion cysts – Ganglion cysts, which are fluid-filled lumps, often develop along the joints and tendons within the hands and wrists. They’re typically painless, but may cause discomfort if they exert pressure on a nearby nerve.
- Sprains – Not to be confused with strains (which affect the muscles and tendons), sprains occur when ligaments overstretch or tear, causing pain, bruising, and swelling and making it difficult to move the affected joint. One of the most common spots for a sprain is the wrist (others include the knee and the ankle).
At North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we’re often able to treat conditions like these using conservative methods, but in some cases we may need to perform surgery. We’ll let you know which approach is best suited to your needs.
Same- & Next-Day Appointments Available
If you’re experiencing hand or wrist pain, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today. We offer same- or next-day scheduling, so you won’t need to wait long to meet with one of our orthopedic hand specialists. Our clinic is located in Durham, NC, near the intersection of I-40 and Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, and you’ll find free parking directly outside our building.