Hand Conditions & Treatments

Dr. Storm is a Board Certified Hand Surgeon. He provides both conservative and surgical management for all types of hand, wrist, and forearm problems including numbness, tingling, swelling, pain, and stiffness. He specializes in injuries of the hand and wrist, arthritis reconstruction due to osteoarthritis (aging) and rheumatoid conditions of the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression syndromes, traumatic injuries, congenital deformities, overuse syndromes, tendonitis, and tumors of the hand.

Hand Conditions & Treatments

Dr. Storm is pleased to provide conservative and surgical treatment for the following conditions:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Other Nerve Compressions

Radial nerve compression

Trigger Finger

Arthritis of the Wrist, Hand, Thumb, and Fingers

Osteoarthritis (degenerative) of the wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers

Basilar Joint Arthritis (Thumb arthritis)

Post Traumatic Arthritis of the wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers

Rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Ganglion Cysts and Hand Tumors

Wrist and Fingers Ganglion Cysts (ganglion)

Skin tumors, both benign and malignant of the hand, forearm, and fingers

Bony tumors, both benign and malignant

Soft tissue tumors: giant cell tumors, sarcomas, nerve tumors


Lacerations of hand and arm

Cut tendons, arteries, and nerves requiring microsurgery

Mallet finger (drooping fingertip from jamming types of trauma)

Fractures (broken bones) of the fingers, hand, and wrist

Crush injuries to the hand and fingers

Amputations, both partial and complete

Ligament injuries to the hand and wrist (sprains and dislocations)

Overuse tendonitis: DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis, Lateral Epicondylitis

Numbness & Pain

Our patients come to us for evaluation of numbness, tingling, swelling, pain, and or stiffness in the wrist, hands, or fingers. This pattern of symptoms helps our physicians determine the cause and the particular area (neck, elbow, wrist, hand) that may be the source of the problem. Numbness and Tingling in the Forearm, Wrist, Hands, or Fingers may be caused by the following:

  • Pressure on a nerve at a particular level known as compressive neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Disk or nerve root compression involving the cervical spine
  • Certain illnesses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or alcoholism
  • Certain medications can cause numbness
  • Nutritional deficiencies such as Vitamin B

The most common cause of numbness and tingling in our patients is due to compressive neuropathy, especially carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. Local pressure applied on a particular nerve can compress the numbness and tingling.

Stiffness Of Hands, Wrist & Fingers

Our wrist and hands are very complex structures and when healthy move with ease and allow us to effortlessly perform thousands of intricate movements every day. However, when conditions cause stiffness in the wrist, hands, or fingers these intricate movements may become difficult to perform limiting our activities of daily living.

Problems that affect joint structures in the wrist, hand, and fingers can result in stiffness and limited movement. Normal, healthy joints have precise shaped matching surfaces that are covered with a smooth layer of cartilage which allows pain-free and full range of motion. Problems that affect the joint surfaces or the cartilage can alter the normal contour of the joint causing stiffness and loss of motion. Tendon and muscle injuries can cause them to get scarred down to the surrounding joint causing stiffness and resulting in loss of motion as well.


12701 Metcalf Ave.,  Suite 103

Overland Park, KS  66213

Phone : 913-815-4701

Fax : 913-815-4703