No matter what your age or occupation your fingers,hands, wrists and elbows are always working. Many common problems that interfere with your daily activities can be diagnosed and treated by your Hand and Upper extremity specialist.
What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm. Most shoulder problems involve soft tissue muscles, ligaments and tendons rather than bones.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers.
The hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. When this happens, there is pain, swelling, and decreased use of the injured part.