Hand and Wrist Surgery
Knoxville’s Best Choice for Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Surgery in Eastern Tennessee
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Your hands and wrists are made up of an intricate balance of tendons, joints and bone. That’s why it’s so important you see a doctor with extensive training and experience if you’ve injured your hand or wrist, have arthritic pain or sustained a possible fracture. We also see many patients who are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and help many relieve the pain and stiffness in their hands both surgically and non-surgically.
WHEN TO SEE A HAND SURGEONS
We recommend that anyone who is experiencing chronic or acute pain that is interfering with daily activities make an appointment to see one of our specialists, Hand and wrist conditions can make the simplest task, like opening a jar, difficult and painful. Many patients wait to see a doctor because they think it’s just getting old or arthritis. Don’t just assume there is nothing you can do about. Talk with a hand and wrist doctor to find out how you can improve your quality of life.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS?
- Joint pain in your fingers or wrist
- Numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the thumb
- A decline in movement of fingers, hand, or wrist
- Pain between your knuckles on top of the hand
- Constant finger pain from typing too much
- Hand or wrist pain from a repetitive motion hobby, like crocheting or gaming
Lessening movement in your hand is not a normal part of aging. Activities like fastening a button, picking up tiny objects, and holding utensils should not be difficult to do. While you may feel like aging makes you slow down, it should not cause limited movement. If you struggle to open and close your hand, hold onto an object, or complete a natural motion, you should be seen by a specialist.
Doing normal or repetitive activities for a short to moderate time should not cause you pain. You don’t have to feel like you need to “muscle through” hand pain. If you’re dealing with hand pain, you may have pinched nerves, swelling, grating bone, or strained tendons that can be treated.
You don’t have to live with limited hand and wrist use. Our hand doctors are here to help you get back to your regular activities. We’d be happy to assess your hand issues and develop a plan. Hand or wrist surgery is certainly an option, but our doctors can evaluate whether physical therapy, medication, or environmental changes may help.
IF YOU NEED HAND/WRIST SURGERY, YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS.
Our team of hand surgeons of Eastern Tennessee are here to help. Hand health problems, whether pain or limited mobility, take a heavy toll on your daily activities. But you may be just a treatment plan away from getting your hand mobility and comfort back. Let’s make such an important part of your body a priority.
SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC HAND SURGEON AT TOC
With the support of our hand therapists, we provide our patients with intricate techniques and targeted therapies to heal and reduce hand and wrist conditions.
We provide our patients with More Locations and Convenient Care in East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City and Sevierville.
Our Hand & Wrist Surgeons
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