ROC

Providing Comprehensive Orthopedic Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Care

At ROC we treat a variety of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, and elbows to improve quality of life, alleviate pain, restore function, and enhance overall well-being for patients dealing with conditions or injuries affecting these critical areas of the upper extremities. Our goal is to help patients regain optimal hand, wrist, and elbow function to perform daily activities, work-related tasks, and recreational pursuits.

Man Swinging Golf Club
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tendinosis
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Elbow Stiffness
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
Woman Playing Tennis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Tendon Repair
  • Collateral Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
  • Nerve Repair/Reconstruction
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Dupuytren Contracture Release

Answers to Common Questions Related to 

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Pain 

What causes hand, wrist, & elbow pain?

Your hands, wrists, and elbows are complex body parts that help you engage in fine motor activities like typing, writing, and gripping the handle on your coffee cup.

Pain may develop from an acute injury or an underlying condition, including:

Arthritis

Arthritis causes joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain and may affect any joint in your body, including those in your hands, wrists, and elbows.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes tingling, burning, and muscle weakness in the hand. These symptoms develop from compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture causes an abnormal thickening of the tissue under your skin in the palm of your hand.

Trigger finger and trigger thumb

Trigger fingers and trigger thumb occur when the tendon and tendon sheath in your finger or thumb thickens and swells.

Fractures

Fractures of the bones in the hand, fingers, wrists, or elbows may also cause pain.

Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion Cysts are fluid-filled cysts that develop in the hand and may cause wrist pain.

How is the cause of hand, wrist, and elbow pain diagnosed?

When you visit ROC about hand, wrist or elbow pain, our orthopedic surgeons conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your pain.

During your exam, our care team asks detailed questions about your discomfort, including the type and location of your pain, when it started, and activities that worsen or alleviate your symptoms.

If needed, we may request X-rays or an MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

How is hand, wrist, and elbow pain treated?

Treatment for your hand, wrist, and elbow pain depends on your diagnosis. Your orthopedic surgeon will develop a personalized plan and use innovative treatments and therapies to alleviate your discomfort and restore function.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest and ice
  • Activity modification
  • Brace or splint
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections

Surgical intervention may be required to treat the underlying problem. Our team at ROC are experts at hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and use advanced techniques, so you get the best outcomes.

Learn More About Our Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Care Experts

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and certified physician assistants are dedicated to helping patients of all ages and activity levels regain mobility and achieve personal milestones.

Featured Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Surgeons

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

David Huberty, M.D.

David Huberty, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and upper extremity injuries

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and upper extremity injuries

Our Orthopedic Surgeons

James Ballard, M.D.

James Ballard, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Bradford Black, M.D.

Bradford Black, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in arthroscopic treatment of sports medicine injuries

John Coen, M.D.

John Coen, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

Scott Grewe, M.D. – Retired

Scott Grewe, M.D. – Retired

Retired - Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in arthroscopic treatment of sports medicine injuries

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip preservation surgery

Christopher Nanson, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher Nanson, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstructive surgery

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D. – Retired

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D. – Retired

Retired - Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction surgery and sports medicine injuries

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Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Request a consultation with our experienced hand, wrist, and elbow specialists today. Let us help you regain control and restore your quality of life.

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