At Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained wrist doctors are the experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating wrist injuries and conditions.
The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the hand to those of the forearm. Pain in the wrist is quite common, but identifying the source of it can be difficult, as there are a multitude of injuries and conditions that can cause wrist pain.
Wrist pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse injuries like tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, or as the result of an injury from an accidental fall or recent sports injury, such as a fracture or sprain.
Though often associated with sudden or acute injuries, such as sprains or fractures, wrist pain can also be brought on by more long-term issues, such as repetitive stress or overuse, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
With regard to chronic conditions, such as tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) and carpal tunnel syndrome, your pain and discomfort may significantly worsen if left untreated. This may implicate wrist surgery as a viable treatment option to relieve pain and restore function to your wrist.
It may be time to seek treatment with a wrist specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Increased pain in the wrist or thumb
- Tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
- Swelling or bruising on or around the wrist and forearm
- Inability to carry, open, or twist objects without pain
- Difficulty straightening the afflicted wrist
Our wrist doctors at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists understand that wrist pain can make simple, everyday tasks challenging, but rest assured our wrist doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.
While wrist conditions and injuries sometimes require surgical intervention, our wrist doctors only consider surgical treatment options after nonsurgical methods have proven unsuccessful. If surgery is necessary for you to make a full recovery, our wrist doctors will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to ensure optimal outcomes.
To consult with a wrist doctor at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, please schedule an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.