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Arthritis in the finger/thumb

Arthritis is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers and thumb, causing pain and swelling in the knuckles. Many non-surgical treatment options are available. Oakland Regional Hospital physicians also provide joint replacement in the fingers, thumb and wrist, which decreases pain caused by arthritis and improves function.

Trigger finger

This painful condition is caused by inflamed tendons and causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent.

Ganglion cysts

These common fluid-filled lumps can appear in the hand and wrist, usually next to joints or tendons. Treatment is usually non-surgical, involving aspiration (draining) of the cyst, which can be done in the physician’s office. Occasionally ganglion cysts require surgery.

Dupuytren’s disease or contracture

This condition is caused by abnormal thickening of tissues in the palm, which creates hard cords or nodules that make it impossible to straighten the affected fingers. Non-surgical treatment is now available for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Cubital tunnel syndrome

This condition is caused by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow, also called the “funny bone.” Pressure on the nerve can lead to numbness, tingling, and pain in the elbow, forearm, hand, and/or fingers.

The hand surgery specialists at Oakland Regional Hospital treat these and many more conditions of the hands, fingers and wrists. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or a decrease in function, click below to make an appointment for a consultation. Or, call the Appointment Hotline at (248) 423-8484.