Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment

Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment in Northern New Jersey

If you or a loved one is experiencing pain in the wrist or hand, find relief from your symptoms at Bergen Pain Management in Northern New Jersey. From our locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union, Dr. Thomas Ragukonis utilizes cutting-edge technology combined with over 25 years of experience as an NJ Top Doc to provide patients with relief for their conditions.

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Hand and Wrist Conditions We Treat

Pain in the wrist and hand has a significant impact on one’s dexterity, making everyday tasks difficult to complete. Dr. Ragukonis specializes in diagnosing and treating various hand and wrist conditions, including the following:

Hand Bursitis

Throughout the body, bursae, which are small, fluid-filled sacs, cushion the joints. These sacs may become inflamed as a consequence of frequent, repetitive motion, resulting in bursitis. This is often related to workplace demands or sports, especially ones that emphasize wrist motion (e.g., tennis, baseball). Symptoms include redness, swelling, achy joints, and tender areas that become painful when placed under pressure.

Wrist Tendinitis

Tendinitis refers to inflammation affecting the thick, fibrous tissue that connects bone to muscle. It causes pain, tenderness, and swelling and is often the result of injury or overuse. Like bursitis, tendinitis is frequently seen in athletes and workplaces with manual labor. Severe tendinitis may lead to a rupture or tear, so urgent medical care is essential.

Our Treatment Options

Bergen Pain Management offers a broad range of treatment options to ensure we can meet each patient’s unique needs. Involving the patient throughout the entire decision-making process, Dr. Ragukonis may develop a treatment plan that involves one or more of the following:

  • RICE method: This acronym stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It is designed to eliminate the most common barriers to recovery while encouraging the natural healing process.
  • Assistive aids: These include casts, splints, slings, and supportive bandages, which stabilize and compress the joint and contribute to recovery while preventing setbacks or complications.
  • Medication: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin and ibuprofen, work to relieve pain and reduce inflammation while your joint heals.
  • Steroid injections: Ragukonis can administer corticosteroid injections to ease the itching, redness, and inflammation resulting from a hand or wrist condition.
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections: Also known as PRP, these injections boost natural healing by increasing the local platelet population. Platelets are essential to repairing damage to the body.
  • Nerve stimulators: Spinal cord stimulators and dorsal root ganglion therapy use electrical impulses to override pain signals, replacing them with a mild tingling sensation.
  • Nerve blocks: Ragukonis injects a numbing medication into the stellate ganglion or sympathetic nerve branches, blocking pain signals before they reach the brain.

Why Choose Bergen Pain Management?

If you require high-quality pain treatment for a hand or wrist condition, choose an expert like Dr. Ragukonis, who has over 25 years of experience serving patients. He keeps current with the latest advancements in pain management medicine, which enable him to lead many patients to a full recovery without requiring major surgery.

When you’re ready to begin your recovery from pain in the wrist or hand, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ragukonis at Bergen Pain Management. Conveniently located across Northern New Jersey, patients can visit any one of our state-of-the-art facilities in Paramus, West New York, or Union.

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