Wrist pain is a common type of pain that is felt around the wrist joint. The pain can occur as a result of fractures, sprains, injuries, arthritis, and more to the wrist ligaments and muscles around the wrist joint. Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion, cysts, and De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis can also be responsible for wrist pain.
Do you have wrist pain that has lasted longer than a few days? Then you may have to consider visiting a pain specialist to help you manage your pain. We offer wrist pain treatment in Charlotte and Fort Mill using advanced interventional procedures that utilize regenerative medicine such as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy. Our pain management services are non-surgical, non-opiate, and pose no risk of adverse side effects.
Wrist injuries are mainly caused by repetitive stress on the wrists where the tendons, muscles, and ligaments that surround the wrist get injured due to repetitive motions and overuse. Since the wrist is a mobile joint that we use constantly, it is prone to injury when overstressed from repeated forces that we sustain when we carry objects or when we fall. This causes wear and tear of the muscles and tendons that hold the wrist joints resulting in sprains and many other wrist injuries.
Wrist injuries can also be a consequence of wrist arthritis where the pain persists even after treatment with conventional therapies.
Effective treatment of wrist injuries requires the intervention of a pain specialist to precisely diagnose your wrist condition. If you’ve been experiencing wrist pain that refuses to go away, now may be the time to contact a pain specialist to help relieve your discomfort.
Wrist conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, and ganglion cysts can result in wrist pain. Sometimes, overuse of the wrist joint due to repetitive motion and overuse can lead to pain.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located at the anterior portion of the wrist. Through this tunnel are located the median nerves and the flexor tendons. The nerve provides the sensation to these tendons which passes down to the thumb, index, and middle fingers. However, under extreme pressure on this nerve such as extreme wrist motions, vibration, overuse, and high force, it leads to a numbing, tingling, shock-like, and burning sensation called the carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment of this kind of wrist condition requires a pain specialist to help you diagnose and effectively treat your condition using non-surgical, non-opiate carpal tunnel injections.
Arthritis is one of the most common wrist conditions that are responsible for long-term wrist pain. It usually manifests as inflammation or swelling, stiffness, grinding sounds, and limited range of motion around the wrist and hand regions. Wrist arthritis causes the tendons, muscles, and cartilages around the wrist joint to naturally wear down which results in painful swelling. Management with conventional medications can only try to manage the symptoms, However, regenerative medicine involving stem cell therapy and PRP therapy effectively treats wrist arthritis by harnessing your own body’s natural growth factors.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful wrist condition that affects the tendons that run along the thumb side of your wrist. Hence, this condition manifests as a sharp pain when you try to turn your wrist or clench a fist or attempt to hold an object as a result of these tendons. Treatment requires precise diagnosis by a pain specialist that may precisely administer a corticosteroid medication to the targeted area to relieve your discomfort.
Ganglion cysts are jelly fluid-like oval lumps that develop in the wrist. These cysts can be discomforting and sometimes painful. Diagnosis may involve specialized techniques of visualization such as an MRI, ultrasound, or X-ray, and in most cases followed by a confirmatory test involving aspiration of fluids in the cyst.
We offer several different options for treating wrist pain at our pain management office in Charlotte, NC. We treat wrist pain using regenerative medical procedures such as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy. We also utilize innovative treatment methods such as steroid injections, nerve blocks, and other revolutionary procedures for alleviating or eliminating wrist pain.
Most cases of wrist pain usually resolve on their own after a short period of rest or over-the-counter medications. However, wrist pain that lingers on for weeks requires appropriate medical assessment. Untreated wrist pain may affect a person’s quality of life and overall well-being, so it is always a good option to check with a pain specialist for appropriate therapy. A pain specialist like Dr. Ahmad can assess your pain, evaluate your symptoms, and help you prepare a treatment plan that will provide you with relief and restore functionality to your wrist.
Wrist pain is caused by several factors that may manifest from mild to severe cases of wrist pain. Depending on the cause of the pain and level of discomfort, mild cases can resolve with rest or use of over-the-counter medications. However, more serious cases may require intervention by pain specialists. It is difficult to tell if a wrist condition will resolve on its own or not, so it is advisable to consult with a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms so you can know the next steps.
It is usually difficult to tell if wrist pain is serious or not at the initial onset. However, wrist pain that lingers and refuses to go away after rest or interventions with over-the-counter pain relief or ice or heat therapy may be severe. If you feel this way, it is the right time to contact a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms, determine the source, and design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
The wrist is a mobile joint in the human body. However, it is prone to wear, tear, and injuries. A great way to keep your wrists healthy is to protect your joints by strengthening them through exercising, stretching, and not overstressing your wrist joints.
The duration of discomfort from wrist pain varies depending on the cause of the pain. Mild cases usually resolve on their own following a brief period of rest or intervention with over-the-counter medications. Acute pains involving minor injuries may resolve after some days or a couple of weeks. More severe cases usually require medical interventions by pain specialists to relieve your pain.
Experts may recommend possible lifestyle changes that may relieve discomfort once the source of the pain has been determined.
Finding the right effective treatment for wrist pain requires determining the cause of the pain. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation with one of our experts. Once the root of your pain is known, we can devise a custom treatment plan to relieve your wrist pain.
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