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Hand & Wrist


Proper movement of your hands, wrist and elbow is the result of a complex interaction of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. Each of these intricate components plays an important role in pain-free movement; if one component is injured, movement can become painful and limited. Hand and wrist injuries are common due to repetitive tasks in the workplace, from desk work like typing, to manufacturing and manual labor.


At Illinois Orthopedic Institute we treat all ailments of the hands, wrists, and elbows, specializing in conservative, non-invasive methods of physical therapy, modern and trusted orthopedic techniques as well having the best orthopedic surgeons in Joliet, Illinois for all your hand, wrist and elbow surgery needs. By offering the top physical therapists, hand surgeons, and orthopedic specialists in 60435, our office is confident we can provide you with the best plan to help you lower your pain and return your range of motion, while also offering you all the educational resources you need to keep building strength and avoiding reinjury.


Hands, wrists, and elbows are susceptible to injury through repetitive motion, and through acute instances of trauma. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be prescribed a combination of conservative and surgical options to maximize the positive prognosis, and return movement and function. Conservative treatment options include hands-on manual therapy, as well as physical therapy techniques and exercises aimed at reducing pain, increasing strength, and restoring mobility. Illinois Orthopedic Institute hosts a full range of physical therapy offerings, where you’ll be working closely with the best orthopedic specialists in Joliet, Illinois. Our team will be there every step of the way as we pursue a carefully tailored course of treatment to diagnose, treat, and prevent pain and injury in your hands, wrists and elbows. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, or pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, and elbows, IOI has the answer.


We utilize a number of diagnostic methods for locating pain in the hands, wrists, and elbows, including digital x-ray, mri, and arthroscopy. Unlike traditional film x-rays, digital x-rays allow for instantaneous results with a greater ability for photo clarity. Digital x-rays do not require the harsh chemicals and repetitive photos that were the previous norm, and instead produce high-quality, enhanceable digital image files that can be shared and viewed on most electronic devices. Where x-rays use radiation to capture images of the skeleton, MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is another painless and non-invasive procedure that produces images of the soft tissue in the joints. The images produced by an MRI allow for the diagnosing of injuries to the joints and connective tissue of the body, offering a clear view of the source of the problem, allowing us to pursue the most effective and least invasive options available.


Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that allows us to diagnose and repair the intricate bones and joints of the hands, wrists, and elbows. By using small scope cameras and specialized tools, we are able to perform investigative and restorative procedures in highly specific areas without damaging surrounding tissue. Arthroscopy allows us to perform cartilage restoration, repairing the complex structures of the hand, wrist, and elbow without invasive surgical procedures, minimizing recovery time and reducing pain. Our team of experienced Joliet orthopedic surgeons has spent decades pinpointing the precise source of pain, and we want nothing more than to help you find your path to recovery as safely and efficiently as possible.


Supporting, compressing, and immobilizing injured areas prevents painful swelling by promoting circulation and preventing the buildup of fluids in the area, which reduces pain overall. When a joint is healing, it is often beneficial to support the area, and limit the range of motion to avoid further injury and pain. A full range of support, immobilization and casting services are available at IOI for hands, wrists, and elbows. In the case of sprains, repetitive stress injuries, and where immobilization is necessary for proper healing, splints, bandages, slings and wraps are available, and our team of orthopedic specialists will help you find the perfect solution to decrease pain, reduce swelling and promote healing. Illinois Orthopedic Institute has all the immobilization and casting supplies you could need for your hands, wrists, and elbows. From everyday support to postoperative immobilization, the best orthopedic specialists in Joliet are more than equipped to help you out.