Are you suffering from symptoms of arthritis in the hand or wrist? 

The Omaha Hand & Wrist Specialists at MD West ONE can properly diagnose and treat Arthritis through surgical and non-surgical treatments. If you have the following symptoms, you may want to make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Specialists.

  • Dull, achy, or a burning sensation in the joints
  • Swelling around the joint
  • Warm to touch
  • Sensation of grating or grinding in the joint

Don't wait any longer to get relief. Make an appointment to see one of our orthopedic specialists.

Meet MD West ONE's hand specialists and learn more about how they treat Arthritis in the hand and wrist.

What is Arthritis?

Simply defined, arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. At the end of each bone there is cartilage, a firm rubbery material, which allows your joints to move smoothly. As the cartilage starts to breakdown the joint becomes stiff and painful. In its final stages bone rub against each other, in a condition known as "bone-on-bone arthritis." Osteoarthritis is the most common type and is commonly known as "wear and tear arthritis."

Are there any non-surgical treatments?

Treatment options for arthritis of the hands and fingers include medication, splinting, injections, and surgery. The choice of treatment depends on:

  • How far the arthritis has progressed
  • How many joints are involved
  • Your age, activity level, and other medical conditions
  • If the dominant or non-dominant hand is affected
  • Your personal goals, home support structure, and ability to understand the treatment and comply with a therapy program 


    All of the hand surgeons in the practice are recognized members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. It is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the hand and upper extremity. The mission of the society is to advance science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research, and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners. These physicians dedicate their time and energy to improving the patient experience and their knowledge in their field. For more information, visit the American Society for Surgery of the Hand website.