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Hand and Wrist Pain
Diagnosis & Treatment

Dr. Pamela Mehta, MD
Hand Doctor in San Jose

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About Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can range from a mild inconvenience to a massive disruption in your life. There are a wide range of hand and wrist conditions which can lead to pain.

Your hands are amazing tools that are agile, delicate, and skilled in their movements. Your hands contain some of your most intricate muscles in your body. They give you the dexterity to perform everyday tasks.

Losing the function in your hand can have a very stressful impact on your life. Some conditions which cause hand pain will heal without medical intervention. 

However, many can cause lasting damage if you delay your visit to a hand doctor.

Your wrist joint is also precious and helps you use your hands to:

  • Write and type
  • Play sports like badminton and baseball
  • Use cups and cutlery
  • Washing up
  • Perform your daily tasks

It contains muscles, bones, and tendons, and allows of blood vessels and nerves. Injuries of your wrist can cause problems with all of these structures. Particularly with the tendons and nerves that your hands need to move and feel.

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The Best Hand Doctor 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:

Symptoms

Conditions in the hand, wrist, and elbow commonly cause hand pain or numbness. They can sometimes give you similar discomforts in your forearm. 

Some symptoms such as weakness and numbness can be signs of a serious hand condition. 

You should always book a consultation with a hand doctor if you experience red flag symptoms.

Symptoms associated with hand pain include:

  • Pain in and around your hands at rest
  • Difficulty moving your fingers or wrist
  • Pain on moving your fingers or wrist
  • Numbness or tingling in your hand and forearm
  • Weakness of your thumb or fingers
  • Swelling of your hand joints or wrist
hand pain symptoms can cause disruption in your life

Causes of Hand Pain

Some hand conditions are caused by injury, whereas others are due to repetitive use or inflammation. Some causes of hand pain can improve without medical intervention.

If you have severe or persistent pain, you must seek expert advice from a hand doctor . Numbness or weakness in your hand are also serious symptoms that need evaluation. 

Orthopedic surgeons such as Dr. Pamela Mehta can treat a full range of hand & wrist conditions.

Common causes for hand and wrist pain include:

At Resilience Orthopedics in San Jose, Dr. Pamela Mehta M.D. will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Diagnosis

If you’re experiencing hand pain and need expert advice, Dr. Pamela Mehta M.D will see you at our orthopedic clinic. She will ask you about your symptoms, and any associated numbness or weakness.

When you attend the clinic, Dr. Mehta will perform an examination of your hand, wrist, and forearm. 

To help her determine the cause of your hand pain. She will look for any worrying signs and symptoms and rule out any serious problems.

Once she has the results, she will explain the diagnosis and what treatments she can offer. You will always have a say when creating your personalized treatment plan.

Treatment

At Resilience Orthopedics, Dr. Mehta offers concierge orthopedic care. This means you will always see Dr. Mehta when you visit us.

We can provide all treatment options available for conditions of the hand and wrist. 

Dr. Pamela Mehta is an expert hand doctor in San Jose and can diagnose and treat any cause of your hand pain. She specializes in orthopedic care including degenerative hand and wrist conditions. 

Treatment for hand pain can include:

  • Exercise plans
  • Physical therapy
  • Splints and braces
  • Hot or cold treatments
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Complimentary or alternative therapies
We will always try to give you the best solution to your problem. This can include non-surgical options such as a cortisone injection to ease your pain. Dr. Mehta will never push surgery if there are more appropriate non-surgical treatments.
hand splints and braces can give hand pain relief

If your hand pain isn’t improving with treatment, Dr. Mehta can offer hand surgery. This might be offered if you have any serious symptoms such as numbness and weakness.

Dr. Mehta will explain the procedure to you and advise you on recovery from hand surgery. She will contact you personally after your procedure to make sure you are comfortable and improving. 

We also offer cutting edge modern treatments designed to get you back in action as soon as possible.

Get in touch today to see how we can help you get back to your life!

Testimonials

Mary Anne Tanner
San Jose, CA
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Thank You Dr. Mehta for all the care you showed me. I would recommend you to all of my friends and to anyone who needed an Orthopedic Surgeon. You take time out to explain things to your patients and you show your patients a lot of compassion. Thank You for all the care you showed me--Thank You again! Mary Anne Tanner
Wayne Sondreal
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I went to see Dr. Pamela Mehta for arthritis hand pain in both my thumbs. She gave me the options of cortisone injections.I decided to have the cortisone injections, my insurance would cover the costs. Of course there was some minor pain from the injections, but the next day my pain was almost completely gone! I could not hold a heavy book before the treatment but now I can! I highly recommend Dr. Mehta, awesome people skills and very competent.
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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 doctor in San Jose 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 in San Jose.