Wrist Injuries

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Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Shenandoah, Sugarland, and Humble, TX

Wrist injuries may limit the function of your hand and arm, making everyday activities like driving your car or typing on the computer more challenging. The surgeons at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center in Shenandoah, Sugarland, and Humble, Texas, specialize in treating all types of wrist injuries, including fractures and tendon tears. For expert care for your wrist injury, call the office most convenient to you or schedule an appointment online today.

Wrist Injuries Q & A

What are common wrist injuries?

Wrist injuries may affect any of the structures that make up your wrist. Common wrist injuries include:

Wrist fractures

A fractured wrist means you have broken one or more of the bones making up your wrist joint. Falling on an outstretched arm may cause a wrist fracture. 

Wrist tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons. Wrist tendonitis may occur from overuse of the wrist joint. For example, assembly line workers and construction workers may develop wrist tendonitis from repetitive movements of their wrists when performing their job.

Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains affect the ligaments and muscles in the wrist. Gymnasts and basketball players are at risk of developing wrist sprains and strains because they rely on their wrists for their sport. 

These wrist injuries may increase the possibility of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes pain in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs from compression or irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist into your hand. 

These wrist injuries may affect the narrow spacing of the carpal tunnel, leading to a compression of the nerve and causing the condition. 

What happens during evaluations for wrist injuries?

When you visit Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center for a wrist injury evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. The team understands how a wrist injury affects your daily life and wants to make sure it heals as quickly as possible.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, including how it happened, your symptoms, and the activities that worsen your pain. They review your medical history and examine your wrist.

The team performs imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.  

How are wrist injuries treated?

The Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center team customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. 

Though skilled surgeons, the team recommends nonsurgical treatments for wrist injuries whenever possible. These may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Icing
  • Bracing or casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications

If nonsurgical interventions fail to improve your wrist injury, the team may recommend surgery. The skilled team uses minimally invasive arthroscopic or endoscopic techniques to minimize trauma and recovery time when performing wrist surgery. 

Wrist injuries can make life challenging, but with help from the experts at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center, you can get back to doing what you love. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.