Hand and wrist pain
Their small bone structure makes hands and wrists extremely susceptible to injury and disease. The good news is, with the help of a trained orthopedic specialist, such problems don’t have to be permanent.
Causes of hand and wrist pain
The wrist contains eight bones, while the hand involves a system of metacarpals and phalanges (small bones of the fingers). Pain in the hand or wrist can be caused by crushing trauma, sports injury, or degenerative diseases like diabetes and arthritis.
Some of the most common hand and wrist conditions impacting mobility include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Colles fracture or broken wrist
- De Quervain’s tendinosis
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Fractured hand, wrist or finger
- Ganglion cysts
- Nerve injury
- Sprained wrist
- Jammed finger
- Mallet finger
- Tumors on the hand or wrist
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Your next steps to stop hand and wrist pain
For a comprehensive assessment of your hand or wrist pain, consult an orthopedic surgeon with specific training in this specialty.
Call 1.855.41.ORTHO to set up an appointment with one of the hand and wrist orthopedists at Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – Arlington.
Review your treatment options
Orthopedic specialists who treat hand and wrist disorders use a variety of procedures to provide pain relief.
Effective solutions for wrist and hand problems can involve:
- Heat and ice treatments
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Hand therapy rehabilitation
- Steroid injections
- Surgical fusion
- Joint reconstruction with tendon graft
- Stabilization with metal implants
- Ligament surgery
- Tendon transfer
- Minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy
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