Hands and Wrists2020-02-04T00:31:23-05:00

Treating the Wrist & Hands

carpal tunnel syndrome Blacksburg, VA


We will provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision regarding your condition and recovery.

Is your life being limited by a painful hand condition or injury? At Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we provide you with an array of treatment options to reduce your pain and restore your function. Whether you’re dealing with a fracture, deformity or carpal tunnel, we can create a treatment plan developed just for you, including both surgical and nonsurgical therapy options like simple physical exercises.

Your hand and wrist contain an intricate arrangement of joints, cartilage and bones that must work together to accomplish functions we all take for granted every day. However when something goes wrong, and your joints, cartilage and bones quit working properly, all of sudden simple tasks can become difficult. That is when you need an experienced and knowledgeable doctor. Our team has the experience in treating conditions of the wrist and continuously finding innovative ways to care for each patient.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and often pain in the hand or lower arm. It is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. The median nerve runs through a narrow passageway or tunnel located on the palm side of your wrist. The median nerve supplies feeling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and ½ of the ring finger. When this nerve becomes compressed due to anatomical issues or improper use of wrists or underlying health conditions, it produces a numbness or tingling sensation. If left untreated, the result can be hand weakness.

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Trigger Finger and Thumb

Trigger finger or trigger thumb is a condition in which one of the fingers gets stuck in a bent position. The medical term for this condition is called stenosing tenosynovitis. The finger may straighten with a snap or stay in the bent position. The cause of trigger finger is inflammation in the protective sheath surrounding the tendon of the affected finger. This inflammation narrows the space thus prohibiting the normal gliding movement of bending fingers. Trigger finger is most often found in people who have work or hobbies that require repetitive gripping movement.

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Finger, Hand and Wrist Fractures

The hands and wrists are susceptible to pain and injury at all stages in life. From performing minor repetitive tasks (like clicking a mouse) to suddenly stopping the force of the body during a fall, many activities can result in strains, sprains or fractures. A fracture can present as pain or stiffness in the hand, as well as loss of movement. Some fractures cause obvious deformity and will need immediate medical treatment to control pain, realign bones, immobilization and possibly surgery.

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