The hands and the wrists are two of the most used parts of the body, consisting of numerous intricate bones, muscles and ligaments that allow a wide range of movements. The hands are composed of five bones in the middle (metacarpals) and 14 bones making up the fingers of each hand (phalanges). Meanwhile, the wrist has eight small bones (carpal bones) and two long bones along the forearm.
If overused or repetitively stressed, these two can be susceptible to a host of hand and wrist conditions in Singapore such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Contrary to popular belief, these can affect anyone of all ages. This makes routine screening services with an orthopaedic doctor vital to detect early symptoms and control progression of the condition.
Hand and wrist conditions in Singapore are frequently caused by repetitive stress, trauma or injury, and age-related wear and tear. Symptoms include pain, swelling, numbness and difficulty moving (limited motion).
Common hand and wrist conditions in Singapore include:
Treatment for hand and wrist conditions in Singapore vary depending on their causes. Our orthopaedic clinic offers a wide range of hand and wrist condition treatments, which include:
At Axis Orthopaedic Centre, we provide various treatment options ranging from conservative options to surgery for hand and wrist problems to help our patients regain their pain-free life. Call 9711 8888 to schedule an appointment or visit our clinic to learn more.