Hand Conditions

The hand consists of many bones and joints, as well as ligaments, tendons muscles, nerves, and cartilage, that work together to perform routine and complex tasks. The frequency with which we move our hands makes them predisposed to overuse and injury. this can significantly impact our daily lives. Activities at home, work, or sports can leads to tendonitis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Common Symptoms treated by Dr. Nowak:

  • Thumb or joint pain
  • Pain flexing or extending fingers
  • hands or fingers tingling
  • Hands or wrist pain
  • Cysts on the wrist or fingers
  • Joint swelling or stiffness
  • Radiating pain from elbow to wrist or hand

Hand Care

Arthroscopic or mini-open procedures are offered for the following conditions:  carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, arthritis, mallet finger and trigger finger.

We Treat The Following Conditions


Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Rotator Cuff Tears
Calcific Tendinitis
Labral Tears
Impingement Syndrome
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Shoulder Instability/ Dislocations
A/C Sprains
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Meniscal Tears
ACL Reconstruction
Collateral Ligament Tears
Patella Pain
Patella Instability
Quadriceps rupture

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Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Biceps Tendinitis/Rupture
Loose Bodies
Nerve Compression

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mallet Finger
Trigger Finger

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First Visit

  • Remember to register on the patient portal with Athena prior to your first visit
  • Kindly bring your license, healthcare cards at your first visit.
  • Wear shorts for lower extremity evaluation and a tank top or loose-fitting shirt for upper extremity evaluations
  • All patients are required to follow our posted Covoid-19 protocol including wearing a mask.
Covid-19 Notice

Nowak Orthopedic Associates is taking every precaution to provide a safe clinical environment.  Our waiting room has limited seating and allows for maximum social distancing.  All patients who are not vaccinated are recommended to wear a mask.  Our staff is fully vaccinated, however if you feel uncomfortable and would prefer our staff to wear a mask during your visit, kindly request.  Rooms are sanitized between each visit and the clinic is daily sanitized.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, if you have traveled out of the country, or have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms, kindly reschedule your visit.  The Coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, and we will adjust our policy accordingly.