Common Issues that Cause Hand Pain

Nov 10, 2023

Common Issues that Cause Hand Pain

At Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA), we’ve made hand health our mission. Founded in 1977, our practice specializes in providing cutting-edge, compassionate care for a variety of orthopedic concerns with a particular focus on resolving issues related to hand pain. Three of the most common hand pain causes we treat are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, and Tendinitis.

Hand pain can disrupt your daily activities, making even the simplest tasks a challenge. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one such condition that can cause significant discomfort and functional problems. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which travels through a small tunnel in your wrist formed by bones and ligaments. The symptoms are typically numbness and tingling in the fingers. At MOA, our hand surgeons use state-of-the-art procedures to relieve this pressure and restore normal hand function.

Arthritis is another common cause of hand pain. Common symptoms of hand arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness. The most common area for painful hand arthritis is at the base of the thumb. Our orthopedic specialists employ a range of treatments that include medication, physical therapy, and, if necessary, surgery.

Tendinitis, an inflammation of a tendon, is another source of hand pain. Overuse or repetitive motion can lead to tendinitis. Common symptoms include aching or burning pain and sometimes itching or sticking of fingers. At MOA, we offer an array of effective treatments including medication, physical therapy, braces, and in advanced cases, hand surgery.

The team at MOA prides itself on offering not just advanced surgical procedures but also empathy and understanding for our patients’ situations. We understand the life-limiting pain you experience and aim to help you return to the activities you love as quickly as possible. Our surgeons, many of whom are fellowship-trained in specific areas such as Sports Medicine, some types of hand surgeries, and foot and ankle surgery injuries, stand ready to diagnose and treat even the most intricate orthopedic conditions.

Rest assured, our physicians will devise a unique, personalized treatment plan to help you manage and overcome the pain associated with arthritis.

When you choose MOA, you’re choosing a practice that’s been committed to the Morgantown community and the wider North Central West Virginia area for over 40 years. Our surgeons all live in the region and are passionate about caring for their neighbors. They perform surgeries in state-of-the-art facilities at the Mon Health Medical Center and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery.

At Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, we’re not just treating conditions – we’re improving lives. Our dedicated team is committed to bringing you relief from chronic joint pain, enabling you to live a healthier, more active life. Whether you’re dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, or Tendinitis, we’re here to provide the professional, compassionate care you deserve. Reach out to us today at (304) 599-0720 or email us at Your journey to a pain-free life begins here.

Categories: Hand Pain