Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain Treatment

Wrist Pain Treatment

Treating Wrist Pain in Miami

The hands and wrists are complex parts of the body, made up of a complicated and delicate bone, joint, and muscular structure. They are used almost constantly in everyday life for all sorts of tasks, so it’s important to keep them strong and healthy. Because they are so frequently used, your wrists can be prone to painful issues.

When you suffer from an injury or a disease that affects your wrists and hands, your mobility and function can become limited, which can impact your day to day life in many ways. Your ability to do daily chores or other activities can be impacted, as well as your work – especially if you work with your hands.  

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If you are interested in our wrist treatments, including treatments for minor injuries or pain as well as surgery for more serious injuries, please do not hesitate to call. 

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While there are certain situations where wrist pain can be unavoidable, like when it’s the result of an accident, there are steps that can be taken to reduce your chance of developing wrist pain over time. If you know you repeat the same movement continually, like typing on a keyboard all day, make sure your environment is ergonomic and that you maintain proper posture. If you use hand tools for work, ensure you’re using them properly so you place less strain on your wrists and hands.

Regardless of the nature of the repetitive movement, make sure you take breaks and move your wrists around often to prevent chronic conditions from developing, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It may also help to use wrist guards to prevent strains and injuries when playing sports or doing tasks that require repetitive movements for long periods of time.

Any kind of wrist pain can interfere with your life. It can stop you from completing basic activities like writing, typing, lifting or moving objects, or putting any kind of weight on your wrists. It can affect your daily chores, work, and exercise. Sometimes joints can simply get sore and will heal on their own after resting, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to any kind of pain, whether it’s joint or muscular.

If you experience any kind of pain that lasts more than a few days, you could be experiencing an injury that needs treating. Your wrist may appear bruised and swollen if it is seriously injured, but a lack of bruising does not necessarily mean you haven’t hurt your wrist.

Weakness, tingling, inflammation, bruising, or any problems with wrist or hand mobility are all symptoms of wrist pain, which could be a more serious ailment. You may experience an inability to grip, lift, or twist open objects. You also may feel tenderness or shooting pains up your arm when using an injured wrist, and a dull pain or numbness when not actively using it.

Wrist pain is a common issue that can be brought on by a number of different factors. There are a few causes of wrist pain with some being more common than others. The three main causes are from sprains or strains, repetitive stress injuries caused by overusing the joint, or from fluid build-up in the wrist joint.

A sudden injury like a sprain or strain can happen when a ligament is overstretched, causing instant and sometimes severe pain. Falling and bending the wrist backward or too far forward commonly cause these types of injuries. More serious injuries, like a broken or fractured bone, can cause immediate pain as well as leave the nerves and tendons injured, which can be the root cause of long-term pains.

Repetitive motion can also cause wrist pain. Tendonitis—developed after small tears in the tissue that connects muscle to bone cause irritation and inflammation of the tendons—is a common issue, as well as repetitive motion syndrome, which occurs from repeating the same task over and over again. Repetitive motion syndrome and tendonitis are common in people who sit at a desk and type or work in an environment that requires the same movement to be done all day. Overworking the wrist joint can cause swelling, tenderness, and puts pressure on the nerves in the surrounding area.

Another common cause of wrist pain is from inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints. These are called bursa. When they become inflamed, your wrists can feel tender, the area can swell, and there could be redness.

Some wrist tendon pain is temporary and can go away on its own, but if the pain persists and is sharp or causes numbness of any kind, it’s important to see a doctor. It’s also a sign when the sharp pain in the wrists interferes with your everyday life, like when holding objects becomes difficult, or when simple hand or wrist movements are not possible.

We offer a number of treatments available for those suffering from wrist pain to ensure you receive the care you need to heal. Icon Medical Centers has compassionate and skilled doctors on staff ready to assist you in relieving your pain. If you are interested in our wrist treatments, including treatments for minor injuries or pain as well as surgery for more serious injuries, please do not hesitate to call. Our team is standing by ready for your visit, and we are eager to help you heal and achieve pain relief.