Wrist pain can be caused by many different things, including bone fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the wrist joint, sprained ligaments, and overuse injuries. Depending on the specific condition, wrist pain can usually be successfully treated. At Dignity Health, we focus on addressing pain at the source, so you can get back to enjoying a pain-free life. We offer complete orthopedic care at the following convenient locations:
We offer unparalleled physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine at Saint Francis Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek and Sequoia Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in Redwood City. To learn more about diagnosis and treatment for wrist pain in the Bay Area, Find a Doctor online or call (866) 759-0708 for a referral.
Symptoms that May Occur With Wrist Pain
Wrist pain may be described as sharp, stabbing, dull, aching, or burning. Often, other signs and symptoms accompany wrist pain. These symptoms, which provide valuable information to your doctor, may include:
- Loss of function in one or more fingers
- Numbness of the fingers or hand
- Reduced feeling in the fingers or hand
- Stiffness in the wrist joint
- Tingling in the fingers or hand
- Visible deformity of the wrist joint or arm
Treatment of Wrist Pain at Dignity Health
Treatment strategies for wrist pain may focus on proper body mechanics for your work setting (ergonomics), medications, bone health, or surgery. Your Dignity Health doctor may first recommend conservative therapies such as wrist braces, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Surgery may provide lasting relief from wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome and may stabilize the bones in cases of fractures due to traumatic injury.
It’s important to treat wrist pain promptly to ease symptoms and prevent permanent nerve damage. At Dignity Health, we are dedicated to creating solutions designed to ease your pain and increase mobility. Dignity Health provides treatment to help relieve wrist pain in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.