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.
What Hand & Wrist Services Do We Offer?
Treatment of Hand & Wrist Conditions
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.
Your hand and wrist are comprised of 29 bones.
Joints of the Hand
Your wrist has four key ligaments:
Muscles of the Hand
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.