Hand & Wrist

Your Upper Extremities. Our Specialty.

Nearly one quarter of the motor cortex, which is the part of the brain that controls body movements, is devoted to hand and wrist movements. Your hands and wrists — or upper extremities — feature the most bones of any area of the body. A complex structure of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves, your hands and wrists are as strong as they are sensitive. As the most active part of your body, your upper extremities empower you to accomplish a number of daily tasks requiring fine motor skills, such as playing sports, typing and communicating with others.

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Symptoms of Hand & Wrist Problems.

According to research, one third of all acute injuries seen in the ER involve the upper extremities. In addition, 25 percent of athletic injuries involve hands and wrists. A few common symptoms associated with hand and wrist issues are:

  • Bruising
  • Changes in appearance
  • Grinding feeling in joints
  • Limited or complete loss of movement
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Pain when using
  • Redness and warmth
  • Swelling

Common Hand & Wrist Conditions.

At Ventura Orthopedics, our dedicated hand and wrist team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cysts
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Disease & Disorders
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Injuries
  • Ruptures
  • Tears
  • Sprains
  • Spurs
  • Tennis Elbow

Find Hand & Elbow Experts at Ventura Orthopedics.

When your hand or wrist suffers an injury, disease or other issue, it can dramatically impact your ability to perform daily activities. Ventura Orthopedics’ experienced and dedicated team of upper extremity specialists are here for you. Our doctors, surgeons and therapists have an enviable record of successfully treating the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions. If you are concerned about issues that you are experiencing with your hand or wrist, talk to the experts at Ventura Orthopedics today. We care about your health and want you to know that at Ventura Orthopedics, your upper extremities are in good hands.

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