Orthopedic Wrist Care
Everyday activities suffer a setback when you’re dealing with wrist pain. Our orthopedic wrist specialists are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care as they treat a wide variety of wrist pain.
Orthopedic wrist surgeons are capable of providing wrist pain treatment for a variety of conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist injuries
Wrist specialists will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your needs.
Wrist Pain Treatment Options
Orthopedic wrist doctors can offer several forms of wrist pain treatment. Sometimes, rest, over-the-counter medication or a wrist brace is all that is necessary to treat your wrist pain. However, if these methods do not help, your orthopedic specialist may recommend other forms of treatment, such as cortisone shots, physical therapy or wrist surgery.
Wrist Pain Surgical Treatment
While conservative wrist treatment is always preferred, surgical treatment is sometimes necessary.
If your wrist surgeon suspects the problem is based in your joint, he or she may perform a wrist arthroscopy to diagnose and treat the issue. This minimally invasive surgery allows the wrist surgeon to see inside the joint without making large incisions. During arthroscopy, minor damage to the joint can be repaired without the need for a full, open surgical procedure.
If your wrist is severely damaged, or if your wrist pain has not responded to other forms of treatment, your wrist surgeon may recommend wrist replacement surgery to replace the worn-out joint.
If wrist pain limits your activities, contact our orthopedic wrist specialists to schedule an appointment. Call 480-558-3744 to make an appointment.
Sources: Medline Plus, National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons