Wrist and hand pain affects everything you do, from getting dressed, eating, working, driving, writing, and all the other essential tasks of the day. If you need help to resolve wrist and hand pain, Robert Roye, MD, and the highly skilled team at Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Waxahachie and Hillsboro, Texas, can help. They have considerable experience in treating hand injuries and diseases of the hand and wrist. Find relief from wrist and hand pain by calling Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center today or book an appointment online.
Because the anatomy of the hand and wrist is complex, numerous problems can occur. For example, overuse problems usually develop after prolonged, repetitive joint motion. These include:
Some issues develop as a result of problems with the bone, muscle, or joint structure itself. These include:
In some cases, hand and wrist issues are linked to medical conditions. These include:
Minor hand and wrist injuries are common and sometimes unavoidable. Most will clear up over a few days of rest and basic self-care. However, any of the following symptoms should prompt a call to the team at Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center:
Any of these symptoms could indicate a serious hand or wrist problem. Don’t attempt to “work through” hand or wrist pain, as delaying care can complicate some conditions.
The first step is a thorough diagnostic workup, in which your provider will ask questions about your pain level and what led to the injury. A physical examination helps gain a deeper understanding of swelling and stiffness.
You may need an X-ray or another imaging scan to determine if there are any fractures or additional internal damage. In some cases, prescription medication can help manage pain or reduce inflammation.
Some men and women respond well to a series of hand and wrist stretches to relieve pressure on the bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue. Others require a special brace or another device to keep the area immobilized while healing moves forward.
The least invasive approach is always preferred, but for conditions like ganglion cysts, trigger finger, carpal tunnel, and fractures, surgery might be necessary to restore function. If you require surgical intervention, arthroscopic techniques can yield astounding outcomes with swift recovery times and minimal risk of infection.
To get started addressing your hand and wrist problems, call the office or book online to make an appointment at Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center today.