Wrist Pain

Are you experiencing pain in your:

  • Wrist
  • Hand and fingers
  • Forearm

Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. It can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

As many factors can lead to wrist pain an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment.

Conditions that cause wrist pain are:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Tendonitis, tenosynovitis and bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ganglions
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis

TREATMENT OPTIONS:

Comprehensive assessment including x-rays, MRIs, ultra sound and arthroscopy identifies the problem and helps determine treatment choices. According to the diagnosis wrist and treatment may be treated conservatively with physical therapy, splinting, casting, shots or medication.

Surgical treatment may be necessary and this could involve arthroscopes and minimally invasive surgery to pinning and plating for fracture repair.

Many wrist injuries are sports related and our surgeons are certified in sports orthopaedics and provide extensive acute care management and rehabilitation for sports injuries.