Learn more about hand and wrist pain.
The hand comprises 27 bones, while the wrist comprises eight bones. These bones are in near-constant motion during daily activities, making hand and wrist injuries relatively common. As individuals age, the natural wear and tear of ligaments in the hand and wrist become more apparent. This becomes particularly concerning for those over 40 years old. With age, the ligaments, bones, and muscles in the hand gradually weaken, making tears and other injuries more likely, especially in the event of falls or trauma. Additionally, aging can lead to increased stiffness, pain, and deformity in the hand and wrist.
As individuals age, hand and wrist discomfort often stems from arthritis, which can develop in these areas, particularly in the hand and thumb. Arthritis affecting the hand and thumb is a prevalent condition that can impact individuals across various age groups, unlike arthritis in larger joints. Moreover, hand injuries are quite common among athletes. These conditions and injuries can significantly affect our daily activities, as our hands play a pivotal role in our everyday lives.
At Opdahl Regenerative Medicine in Vancouver WA, our Regenerative Medicine Therapy offers a potential solution. Our therapies are designed to address bone, ligament, tendon, and tissue injuries and conditions by concentrating your body’s own regenerative tissues and growth factors, which are then injected into the affected area, facilitating natural healing.
Given the myriad functions that the hand and wrist serve in our lives, it’s no surprise that the hand ranks as the second most common location for the development of osteoarthritis. However, you don’t have to let hand and wrist issues limit your daily activities. Opdahl Regenerative Medicine in Vancouver provides Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, which accelerates healing, enabling you to return to your favorite daily activities without prolonged discomfort.
Beyond minor injuries like jammed fingers, paper cuts, and sprained fingers, many hand and wrist conditions can benefit from Regenerative Medicine Therapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy.
There are several types of “arthritis”, the most common being osteoarthritis, which is a condition of cartilage degeneration from wear and tear on a joint.
Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist underneath the carpal ligament.
Arthritis of the carpometacarpal joint (thumb joint) is the most common form of osteoarthritis affecting the hand.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist (tendons making up the first dorsal compartment of the wrist).
Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands and are typically round or oval and are filled with a jelly-like fluid.
Arthritis is the wearing away of the cartilage at a joint. Cartilage is the coating layer of tissue on the end of a bone that acts as a shock-absorber. Large joints in the hand at the base of each finger are called metacarpophalangeal (MP, or MCP) joints.
Neuritis simply means inflammation of a nerve. Nerves can be irritated because of nerve damage. Nerve damage often causes weakness, numbness, and pain.
Thumb arthritis occurs when the cushioning cartilage wears away from the adjoining ends of the bones that form your thumb joint.
Trigger finger is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. The pathology is irritation of the A1 pulley of the finger which occurs by the MCP joint.
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