Hand, Wrist & Elbow Care

Bone, muscle and joint health is within your grasp. At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, our board-certified specialists can help you fight pain, rehabilitate strength and regain feeling in your fingertips.

Dr. Mahoney and Dr. Williams work with fellow specialists, nurses, assistants and therapists to develop a quality care plan that combats injuries and degenerative conditions.

Accepting new patients in Peoria and Pekin, Dr. Mahoney and Dr. Williams are ready to find the best solution for your upper extremities.

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If you feel numbness, stiffness, joint pain or tingling in your extremities, our experienced specialists can help.

At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, we review all the lifestyle factors that could contribute to your discomfort –– whether they be the result of injuries, diet, environmental changes or symptoms of a more comprehensive illness. Through testing and in-house imaging, we’ll review the details of your situation and devise a strategy to treat your issue.

Through medications and injections that target inflammation, as well as therapies that loosen tension, retrain muscles and promote flexibility, we’ll explore non-surgical treatments or –– if necessary –– pursue surgery.

Problems with your hands, wrists and elbows can be caused by a variety of factors. If you tore a ligament, strained a tendon, jammed a finger or received a stress fracture from an unexpected event, your injury might not heal on its own. Our specialists can determine what’s causing your pain and how it can best be healed.

Some issues manifest over time and are caused by inflammation, including:

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome –– a pinched nerve in the wrist causes aches and swelling in the hand
    • Trigger finger –– fingers get stuck in a bent position due to inflammation around your tendons
    • Arthritis –– inflammation damages the cartilage and the lining around your joints
    • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow –– inflammation around elbow tendons flares up due to overuse

If you experience chronic pain or sudden discomfort, set up an appointment with Midwest Orthopaedic Center.

If you experience serious pain, numbness or discomfort in your hand, wrist or elbow, you should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible. If you’re unable to grip, push, pull or exert much force, a deeper issue may be at play.

For hand or arm injuries that require immediate attention, visit Midwest Ortho First, our convenient walk-in service. Based out of our Peoria location, Midwest Ortho First is an easier, faster and –– often –– more cost-effective, orthopaedic-focused alternative to the ER, with specialists who can see you right away. Here, we immobilize broken, strained or sprained limbs with casts, splints and braces. And our in-house X-ray, MRI and fluoroscopic capabilities let doctors get an up-close view of what may be causing your discomfort.

When injuries require urgent attention or when non-invasive treatments –– like medications, injections and physical or occupational therapies –– have stopped working, your doctor will recommend surgery. Since your hand, wrist and elbow doctors are also board-certified surgeons, they’ll handle your procedure at Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor and help plan your recovery process.

Your doctor may recommend physical or occupational therapy after your first visit, especially if they believe non-surgical treatment is the best avenue for your recovery. They also might prescribe physical therapy after surgery to ensure you regain your range of motion following the procedure. Either way, comprehensive physical and occupational therapies are offered at our spacious rehabilitation facilities, based out of our Peoria and Pekin offices.

How We Treat Your Hands, Wrists & Elbows

Here, we use traditional methods and the latest tools –– providing splints and casts for broken bones, injections and medications to combat disease and inflammation, physical and occupational therapies to overcome injuries and long-standing issues, needle aponeurotomy to straighten bent fingers affected by Dupuytren’s disease and microvascular surgery to address problems in your nerves and blood vessels.

Through invasive and non-invasive procedures, our hand, wrist and elbow doctors treat:

    • Arthritis
    • Birth defects
    • Carpal & cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Cold hands
    • Cuts or lacerations
    • Elbow & wrist pain or movement issues
    • Finger & thumb pain or stiffness
    • Fractures
    • Nerve & tendon injuries
    • Joint pain
    • Sports injuries of the hand & wrist
    • Tennis elbow
    • Trigger finger

If you require surgery, your doctor will take care of you at Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital. Here, on the first floor of UnityPoint Health – Proctor –– a facility that’s fully outfitted with the latest amenities for comprehensive orthopaedic care –– you’ll meet an experienced team of nurses, assistants and specialists, all under the supervision of your orthopaedic doctor.

Following this, your doctor may recommend physical therapy. Based out of our Peoria and Pekin offices, our rehabilitation facilities are staffed with licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants who are dedicated to reinvigorating your mobility.

To learn more about common orthopaedic conditions, treatments and procedures, visit OrthoInfo, a database operated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Our Doctors

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John D. Mahoney, M.D.
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James R. Williams, M.D.
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Meet Our Patients

In my opinion, Dr. Mahoney is an excellent doctor and surgeon, with that most rare attribute - a caring, pleasant bedside manner! My procedure went very well, the incision has healed nicely - I am very happy with Midwest and with Dr. Mahoney! Also, Tina at the front desk is absolutely the best! Always happy to see her smiling face and be greeted with a welcoming attitude! Thanks to everyone!

A patient of Dr. Mahoney

I couldn't sleep at night, I didn't have energy for my kids and I was tired at work. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Mahoney. He was nice, knowledgable and made me feel at ease. After treatment, I feel amazing, like I never had issues.

Jessica Isbell

A carpal tunnel patient who loves to cook –– from Farmington, IL.

Two words: professional and efficient. Don't put it off. It's only been two months since my surgery, and I'm doing things I haven't done in years.

Linda Beirise

A thumb joint arthroplasty patient who loves to quilt –– from Groveland, IL.

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I'm a referring physician and a patient. Throughout my career, I worked with several different orthopaedic groups and Midwest Orthopaedic Center was the absolute best.

Dr. Marty Stachniw

A retired orthopaedic surgeon and hand, knee and shoulder patient who loves the outdoors –– from Galesburg, IL.

Dr. Mahoney spelled it out completely. I knew what to expect. The whole process was very smooth, and I was very impressed with how informed they made me feel and impressed with everyone's professional attitudes all through the process.

Linda Beirise

A thumb joint arthroplasty patient who loves to quilt –– from Groveland, IL.

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Peoria (309) 691-1400

Pekin (309) 353-4159

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Midwest Ortho First Walk-In Clinic Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat-Sun 9am-noon