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Hand and Wrist Conditions

Joint Problems & Anatomy

Dr. Pamela Mehta, MD
Hand Doctor, San Jose

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Expert Care From a Hand Doctor

Dr. Pamela Mehta is a board-certified hand doctor who treats hand and wrist conditions. She is the founder of Resilience Orthopedics in San Jose, California.

Dr. Mehta has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all hand conditions, including:

If you have hand and wrist pain or numbness, Dr. Mehta can help you get back to your normal activities. She won’t push you towards hand surgery unless it’s necessary. Instead, she treats you based on your individual needs and requests.

She offers concierge care, meaning you will have her undivided attention during treatment. She will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.

Examination of the wrist by a hand doctor

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The Best Orthopedic Surgeon in San Jose

Dr. Mehta is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who can help you recover from your joint condition.

We can help if you:

What Hand & Wrist Services Do We Offer?

Hand & Wrist Pain Assessment

We use our hands every day of our lives for some of the most important of life's activities. Hand and wrist pain can be debilitating, meaning you struggle to drive, write, and play sports.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

If your hand condition is severe, or nothing you have tried has helped, Dr. Mehta can advise you on the options for surgery. She is a hand surgeon and can offer expert opinion and care.

Treatment of Hand & Wrist Conditions

Including

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes pain and numbness in your hand, and sometimes requires surgery.

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis causes swelling and pain at the base of your thumb.

Wrist Bursitis

Wrist bursitis can cause pain and stiffness if your wrist. Treatment is often non-surgical.

& Many More

Dr. Mehta is experienced in hand and wrist surgery and non-surgical treatments.

Dr. Mehta offers diagnosis and treatment of all hand & wrist conditions and can offer her specialist opinion as an expert hand doctor.

Hand and Wrist Joint Anatomy & Function

Your hand and wrist are a complex and intricate part of your musculoskeletal system. They are composed of many different muscles, bones, and ligaments. There are numerous joints between the bones in your hand and wrist. 

All of these joints can be affected by arthritis, injury, and other hand conditions.

Your hands have a great amount of dexterity that allow you to perform everyday tasks. Without the complex hand and wrist joints, you wouldn’t be able to:

  • Use tool
  • Hold your cell phone
  • Put on your clothes
  • Write or type

Or do many other day-to-day activities we take for granted.

anatomy of the hand bones shown in an xray
anatomy of the bones in your hand

Hand Bones

Your hand and wrist are comprised of 29 bones.

Joints of the Hand

anatomy of the dorsal ligaments of the wrist

Hand Ligaments

Your wrist has four key ligaments:

Muscles of the Hand

There are many muscles in both the forearm and the hand itself that move your wrist, hand, fingers, and thumb. This helps your hand and wrist to make complex movements.

Thenar muscles are three muscles that form the bulge in your palm at the base of your thumb. This is called the thenar eminence. These muscles control the fine movements of your thumb.

Hypothenar muscles are three muscles that form a buldge in the palm under your little finger. This is called the hypothenar eminence. These muscles control the movements of your little finger.

Lumbrical muscles are four muscles on the back of the hand, each attaching to a finger. These muscles help with the bending and straightening of all your fingers.

Interossei muscles are seven muscles that lie between each finger’s metacarpal bones. They are found on the front and back side of your hand. These muscles help you fan out your fingers and bring them back together again. Tey also help with the bending and straightening of your fingers.

anatomy of the intrinsic muscles of the hand