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Hand and wrist treatment

Your hands are powerful tools for interacting with the world around you. When you sustain an injury to your hand or wrist, or you develop a condition that limits your function, it has a big impact on your quality of life. At Allina Health, you’ll find a care team committed to reducing pain and restoring your abilities and getting you back to doing the things you love.

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What it is

Most hand and wrist issues can be alleviated through non-surgical approaches including rest, immobilizing the area with splints or braces, medication, or through therapy. If hand or wrist surgery is the right option, your surgical team will explain the procedure, help you prepare for your procedure and give you a roadmap for recovery.

Good for treating

Some of the most common causes of hand and wrist pain include: 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compressive neuropathy 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Injuries involving cut tendons, nerves and ligaments 
  • Fractures 
  • Traumatic amputations 
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis 
  • Infections 
  • Trigger finger/thumb 
  • Ganglion cysts (abnormal swelling on a tendon’s membrane or coming from a joint) 
  • Lacerations  
  • Overuse syndromes 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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First published: 11/4/2020
Last reviewed: 11/4/2020