Wrist Specialist

Harris S. Rose, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Precision Bone & Joint

Harris S. Rose, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in Austin, TX

Wrist pain can present itself in a variety of ways. Sometimes, it’s a dull ache. Other times, you may feel a pins-and-needles sensation. At Precision Bone and Joint in Austin, Texas, the team includes a board-certified doctor and trained medical professionals who specialize in orthopaedic conditions like wrist pain. They’ll set you on the road to recovery, and are conveniently located near Cedar Park and Round Rock. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Wrist Pain

Why do I have wrist pain?

Wrist pain can occur for many reasons. Playing sports and performing repetitive activities — even participating in hobbies like knitting — can lead to wrist pain. Certain diseases or conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can cause wrist pain.

Your wrist is a complex joint connecting your many hand bones to your two forearm bones. Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, it’s not always easy to find the cause of your wrist pain without specialized care from an orthopaedic surgeon like Dr. Harris Rose at Precision Bone and Joint.

What causes wrist pain?

Wrist pain can happen for many reasons, including health conditions and injuries. Here are some of the most common causes of wrist pain:

  • Tendinitis: an inflammation in the tendon connecting your muscles and bones. Tendinitis causes tenderness and pain and, in severe cases, your tendon can rupture.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: a condition caused by a pinched nerve, which typically leads to symptoms like pain, tingling, numbness, and a weak grip.
  • Wrist fractures: this type of injury causes pain, swelling, and sometimes numbness or tingling in your fingertips. Some fractures are more severe than others, requiring surgery. For a less severe fracture, you may only need a cast.

How is wrist pain treated?

Treatment depends on the source of your wrist pain. At Precision Bone and Joint, the team designs a treatment plan based on your diagnosis. The practitioners take into account the type, location, and severity of the ailment, along with your overall health and age.

Steroid injections are often used to treat wrist pain caused by tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or arthritis. Although steroid injections aren’t always a long-term solution, they help reduce inflammation and give you pain relief.

For lasting relief from pain as a result of severe carpal tunnel syndrome, you may need surgery on your wrist. Wrist surgery can also help ease pain associated with certain fractures, so your wrist can heal properly, allowing you to return to the activities you love.

Your provider may also suggest therapy as part of your treatment plan for wrist pain. If you’re struggling with wrist pain and searching for a practice that’ll help set you on the path to recovery, call or book a consultation online today with Precision Bone and Joint.

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