Wrist Pain Treatment in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX
Arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, and sprains can all cause wrist pain. Do you have trouble bending, straightening, and rotating your wrist? Dr. Mohan is a board-certified Pain doctor who provides wrist pain treatment at Pain Specialists of Frisco. Depending on the type, location, and severity of the injury, as well as your age and overall health, wrist injuries require various treatments such as ice, massage, pain relieving medication, and surgery. For more information, contact us today to learn more or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX.
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How am I able to tell if my wrist pain is serious?
What diseases cause constant wrist pain?
How can I relieve my wrist pain?
What is the best treatment for wrist pain?
Wrist pain is a common condition caused by a variety of factors. The wrist joint is responsible for basic movements, including texting and writing. A person’s quality of life can be negatively impacted by pain when it interferes with their daily activities.
If a wrist needs time to heal, simply resting it as much as possible can help. To reduce inflammation and pain, doctors may recommend pain-relieving medication and ice.
You may have developed a chronic wrist condition if your wrists are consistently achy and painful. There are many orthopedic conditions in which injuries don’t always result from an acute event. Repeated motions and wear over time are often the causes of orthopedic conditions. If you’re experiencing wrist pain or discomfort, particularly of a severe nature or for a long period of time, it may be a good idea to seek treatment.
There are numerous diseases that could potentially be responsible for the onset of constant wrist pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are just a few of the common causes.
An autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis leads to the breakdown of healthy tissues by the immune system. Knees, wrists, and hands are the most commonly affected areas. As a result of tissue breakdown, affected areas, like the wrists, can feel warm and swollen, and their ability to move can be limited.
As a result of osteoarthritis, the cartilage between the bones within joints wears away, causing inflammation. Various joints, including the wrist, can be affected by the condition. People with a family history of the disease and those who are middle-aged or older are most likely to develop osteoarthritis of the wrist.
Ligaments thicken and put pressure on nerves in the wrist, causing carpel tunnel syndrome. A hand that is under pressure can experience pain, numbness, and weakness. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more likely to develop in people with obesity, diabetes, or arthritis. It is also possible to develop carpal tunnel syndrome after repetitively lifting, typing, or using vibrating equipment.
Depending on the type, location, and severity of the injury, as well as your age and overall health, wrist injuries require a variety of treatments. Medical treatment is not always necessary for wrist pain. Whenever you suffer a wrist injury, you should apply ice and wrap your wrist in an elastic bandage. There are nonprescription pain relievers that can help relieve wrist pain, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.). Wrist pain can be caused or made worse by repetitive movements. Typing is a common activity for most of us. It is possible to relieve irritation of your wrists and surrounding tendons by changing the way your desk is set up. Injuries at the wrist and tendon problems can be treated with specific exercises and treatments by a physical therapist. In the event that you require surgery, your physical therapist can assist you with the rehabilitation process following the operation.
Depending on the cause, wrist pain has different treatments. In cases of fractures, splints or casts may be required to protect you. Surgery may be necessary in cases during which the fracture is unstable. When you have a sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis, wearing an extended support can ease your pain. The purpose of surgical intervention is to provide internal support. Other treatments available include various therapies and injectables. What treatment will work best for wrist pain will depend on the severity and nature of each patient’s condition.
Wrist pain treatment is available at Pain Specialists of Frisco. For more information, contact us today to learn more or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX. We serve patients from Frisco, TX Denton, TX McKinney, TX Fortworth, TX Corinth, TX Highland Village, TX Plano, TX Allen, TX Dallas, TX Little Elm, TX Celina, TX The Colony, TX Prosper, TX, and surrounding areas.
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