Do you or anyone around you ever complain of wrist pain? Wrist pain is a common disorder which affects the quality of life of many. Wrist pain can be short in duration or sometimes persistent. In most cases, the pain subsides on its own without treatment within a few weeks. However, not every wrist pain can be self-treated. If you have wrist pain that does not improve after weeks, you should see doctor immediately by calling us for an appointment. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.
Common WRIST Problems That Causes Wrist Pain:
A broken wrist is among the most common broken bones. About 1 of every 6 fractures treated in emergency rooms is a wrist fracture. Common bones that can break near the wrist joint include radius, ulna, scaphoid.
- Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis
Dequervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition brought by irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. The inflammation causes the compartment around the tendon to swell and enlarge, making thumb and wrist movement painful.
- Ganglion cyst of the wrist
A wrist ganglion is a swelling that generally occurs over the back of the hand or wrist. These are benign, fluid-filled capsules. Ganglions are not cancerous. Although they may grow in size, they will not spread to other parts of the body.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This results in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.
Arthritis is a problem that can cause wrist pain and difficulty performing normal activities. There are several causes of arthritis, and fortunately there are a number of treatments for wrist arthritis.
Wrist sprains are common injuries to the ligaments around the wrist joint. Sprains can cause problems by limiting the use of our hands.
There are so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause of long-standing wrist pain sometimes can be difficult. If you are unsure of the cause of your wrist pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek medical attention by calling us for an appointment. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.
Treatments for wrist pain
Proper treatment depends on the cause and severity of your wrist pain. Hence an accurate diagnosis is crucial!
Not all treatments listed here are appropriate for every condition, but may be helpful in your situation
- Hot/Cold pack
- Medications – anti-inflammatory, pain reliefs
- Wrist support – wrist brace
- Anti-inflammatory injection
- Surgery may required for severe cases – arthroscopic surgery, open reduction and internal fixation / close reduction for fracture case, removal of ganglion and etc.
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