When you suffer from pain in your arms or hands, even the simplest tasks become difficult and uncomfortable. Our hands and wrists are a vital part of our daily activity and comprised of a variety of bones, muscles and ligaments, allowing for a large amount of movement and dexterity.

Pain in the hand and wrist can be caused by a wide range of issues, from a condition that has developed over time, such as carpal tunnel or arthritis, to a traumatic injury, such as a fracture or sprain. In some cases, and if not diagnosed early, a condition or injury may worsen and result in severe pain and even immobility in the fingers, thumb, hand, and forearm.

It is important to seek medical treatment from one of our hand specialists if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased hand and arm discomfort
  • Pain in the fingers while carrying, gripping, grasping, or twisting objects
  • Swelling and discomfort in the hand or wrist
  • Changes in range of motion in the surrounding joints (for instance, if you are experiencing thumb joint pain, your adjacent finger joints may become more mobile than usual)
  • Warmth and/or redness in the hand, palm, and fingers
  • Numbness, tingling, or throbbing of the hand while resting or sleeping
  • A sensation of grating or grinding in the affected joint
  • The development of cysts on the end joints of your fingers

Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance has a team of board-certified specialists dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders of the hand and wrist. If surgery is required, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will help you to regain strength, flexibility and function in your hand and wrist. Our physicians are committed to getting you back to your normal routine quickly and safely.

Common Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fractures of the Finger or Hand
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Tendonitis of the Wrist
  • Trigger Finger

Common Procedures

  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Joint Replacement of the Finger
  • Occupational Hand Therapy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Joint Replacement (Arthroscopy)


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.