Wrist Pain

Restore Your Wrist to Optimal Function

Orthopedic Centers of America’s board-certified, specialty-trained wrist doctors are proven experts in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist injuries and conditions. Orthopedic Centers of America exclusively invites doctors who are nationally recognized for using proven and advanced technologies into its network so that you may be assured they possess the knowledge and ability to restore your wrist to its optimal function while providing you, the patient, with compassionate and personalized treatment. At Orthopedic Centers, we want to help you. Call 1-888-549-0385 to speak with a patient coordinator. The call is free, and you will be glad you made the call.

The most common wrist conditions, such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis, develop over time, mostly from overuse. In some cases, if chronic wrist pain is not addressed, it may eventually lead to the need for surgery.

Immediate onset of wrist pain may be the result of an injury. Therefore, it is important to receive specialized expertise from the doctor you choose because you rely on your wrist for almost every task you undertake. That is why it is important you see an experienced orthopedic wrist specialist you can trust. Our doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans for your individual condition and getting you back to the lifestyle you enjoy.

When to See a Wrist Specialist

If you are experiencing problems with your wrists that are interfering in your daily activities, it is time to see a wrist expert. Some wrist conditions may develop over time and, if not treated early, may worsen. Other conditions may have an immediate onset due to an injury, sprain or fracture. We understand that pain in the wrists can make everyday activities difficult.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek medical treatment for your wrist.

  • Difficulty straightening your wrist
  • Increased joint pain, thumb pain, and tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
  • Swelling or significant bruising in the wrist
  • Inability to carry, open or twist objects

Common Conditions

Popular Procedures and Treatments

Our recognized experts use a wide variety of treatments and procedures customized to the individual to provide relief from chronic pain. Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain.

Because medical science is constantly developing more effective and less invasive techniques to diagnose and treat wrist conditions, recovery times may be faster. Your doctor will tailor your treatment plan based upon your specific condition.

Chronic Pain

Many people accept chronic pain, such as that associated with osteoarthritis, as something they must endure. However, left untreated, some conditions may cause permanent nerve damage.

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you are not alone. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we have helped more than 30,000 patients find the relief they were looking for, and we are ready to help you.

If you are experiencing pain in your wrist, contact an Orthopedic Centers of America patient coordinator now at 1-888-549-0835 to get matched with a highly-acclaimed wrist specialist who can provide the personalized care you need!

Benefits

Orthopedic Centers of America keeps the patient’s needs at the forefront when inviting doctors into the network. You can be assured that the wrist specialist you see has experience and advanced knowledge you can trust.

However, other benefits include:

  • Relief from pain
  • Non-surgical options for treatment
  • A faster return to activities you love
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Quick recovery time for surgical procedures
  • Smaller incisions, usually less than half an inch
  • Lower risk for complications

Treatment

Once your condition is accurately diagnosed, your orthopedic wrist specialist will provide several treatment options, beginning with the least invasive approach possible. If the condition does not respond to non-surgical care, a minimally-invasive surgery may be required.

Non-Surgical Treatments

If you are experiencing pain in your wrist, there is no longer a reason to hesitate to get treatment. Thanks to advancements in regenerative medicine and innovative, non-surgical technologies, our highly-trained wrist specialists can explore multiple treatment options with you. Conservative treatment options have proven to be very effective and beneficial in treating many wrist conditions.

The newly emerging regenerative medicine field allows orthopedic wrist specialists to harness your body’s own healing capacity to recover quickly without the need to undergo open surgery.In the cases where surgery is necessary, we offer the latest, state-of-the art procedures such as minimally invasive microsurgery, laser techniques and carpal tunnel release allowing you to recover faster and get back to doing what you enjoy.

Orthopedic Centers of America does not participate in cells sourced from Embryonic, Umbilical Cord Blood/Placental Tissue, Amniotic Fluid, or Amniotic Tissue. Only adult cells from one’s own body are used by the doctors in the Orthopedic Centers of America network.

Preparation for Wrist Surgery

Your doctor will make recommendations for you to follow in preparation for your surgery. Because each surgery is different, it is important that you follow the instructions given to you that relate to your treatment. In many cases, the doctor may address the following:

  • Medications and supplements – Your physician may suggest that you stop taking certain medications and supplements prior to surgery. Ask your physician what applies to you.
  • Fasting – The time you may need to fast depends on the type of wrist surgery you are having. Follow the instructions provided by your physician to avoid the postponement of your surgery.
  • Going home – Discuss with your doctor about the possible need to arrange a ride home after the procedure.

Rehabilitation

Your orthopedic wrist specialist may recommend physical therapy after a surgical procedure to quickly regain mobility and function of the wrist. It is important that you complete the assigned exercises to complete the final step in the treatment process and regain the complete use of your wrist.

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