We use our upper extremity for complex tasks such as writing, typing, lifting, driving, and twisting without a thought.  But when these activities cause pain a careful evaluation is necessary since an injury or condition at one junction of the upper extremity can cause pain or damage at another junction if left untreated.

The hand and wrist are far more complex in their makeup with 27 tiny bones and an advanced network of blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and nerves that must work together while packed into an extremely small space.  With such a high degree of motion and function available to the upper extremity a fellowship trained hand specialist should be consulted for optimal results.