Your wrist is much more complicated than you may think. Often confused as being one joint, it actually is made up of several joints and a band of connective tissue. When any of these wrist parts has a problem, pain is the most common sign.
Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central California for wrist injuries treatment with care, dignity and respect. Our orthopedic doctors offer expert care with humankindness for a range of wrist conditions in Central California. From carpal tunnel syndrome to sprains and strains, our personalized treatment helps heal your condition and ease your pain.
Recognizing Wrist Injuries Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
The type of wrist injury or condition you have will determine your symptoms and help your doctor determine the best treatment. Since the wrist is a made up of several parts, problems can arise in one specific area or affect several parts. Among the most common wrist injuries and conditions are:
Whatever the cause, wrist injury symptoms usually cause pain. Your pain can be sharp and severe or achy and dull. Let your doctor know if you have pain, tenderness, stiffness, or are unable to move your wrist completely. Severe injuries, such as a wrist injury from falling, can make your wrist look misshapen.
Ease Your Pain with Wrist Injury Treatment
After carefully diagnosing your wrist condition, your doctor will work with you on a personalized care plan. Many minor wrist conditions are relieved with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) with over-the-counter medications.
Splints, wrist supports, physical therapy, including wrist sprain exercises, and corticosteroid injections also help treat wrist injuries. Your doctor may recommend surgery for more severe conditions or those that do not respond to other treatment.
You can help prevent future wrist injuries with physical and occupational therapies. These treatment options help strengthen and protect your wrist during work, sports, and other daily activities. Lower your risks by wearing protective gear during activities that can lead to a hand and wrist condition.
For wrist injury diagnosis and treatment options, meet with an orthopedic doctor at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors effectively treat a variety of wrist injuries in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.