At New Mexico Orthopaedics, we assess the location, type, severity, and age of the injury, as well as the patient’s overall health and activity levels. Our hand specialists know how to treat the complex structure of the hand, and our surgeons are specially trained to operate on the tiny bones and tissues in the hand and wrist.

The Hand

Our hands are busy from morning to night, so the impact is profound when they are impaired, and it is common to experience overuse injuries. When an injury or disease limits the function, it’s essential to promptly see an orthopedic hand specialist to evaluate and treat the condition.

Everything we do in daily life, our hands are always working. Basic daily tasks can be significantly affected when one or both hands experience pain or an injury. For this reason, it is vital that you seek care from an experienced hand surgeon, like our orthopedic hand specialists, to diagnose and treat hand injuries. If hand pain is affecting you, our hand specialists are here to help.

The Wrist

The wrist is what allows hand movement in all directions. Wrist pain can inhibit almost all day-to-day activities. In fact, you probably didn’t realize what an important role the wrist plays in your life until you experienced a wrist injury or pain that keeps you from moving it properly. With the lack of fat around the wrists and high use of the joint, they are more prone to repetitive injuries than some other areas of the body.

To diagnose and adequately treat wrist pain and to keep it from coming back, it is crucial to seek treatment from a wrist specialist. We’ll treat the root cause of your issue rather than treating the symptoms for just short-term relief.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Our Hand & Wrist team will carefully evaluate your symptoms and use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to treat your injuries and ailments. Our integrated approach will get you back to your everyday life as quickly as possible. Hand & Wrist injuries are diagnosed by physical examination, x-rays, or MRIs.

Treatments vary depending on the condition but can include:

  • Braces
  • Ice & Heat
  • Stretching
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Surgery

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