If your daily routine requires frequent typing, grasping, or other repetitive hand motions, you’re also more likely to experience wrist pain. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, wrist pain can lead to disability, negatively affecting your quality of life. At Restore Osteo of Colorado in Golden, Colorado, the team of integrative health care professionals regularly works with patients to relieve wrist pain. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book a consultation online today.
Wrist pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that affects people of all ages. Sometimes, it occurs due to a sudden injury like a sprain or fracture; other times, it’s a result of chronic, underlying health problems like carpal tunnel syndrome or osteoarthritis.
If you regularly experience wrist pain and it doesn’t respond to conservative measures of care like rest, ice, or over-the-counter painkillers, don’t wait to seek professional medical help.
The symptoms of wrist pain vary and depend on the underlying cause. Some people experience wrist pain that’s dull and throbbing; others experience pain that’s sharp, stabbing, or that causes pins-and-needles sensations.
The precise location and severity of your wrist pain can help your Restore Osteo of Colorado provider determine the underlying cause.
The team at Restore Osteo of Colorado regularly diagnoses and treats wrist pain caused by:
Another common cause of wrist pain is Keinbock’s disease. This condition causes the collapse of one or more small bones in your wrist. This occurs if the blood supply to your wrist becomes compromised.
Wrist pain affects everyone, but certain factors can increase your risk, including playing sports, working a job that requires repetitive movements, or living with a chronic health condition like diabetes or obesity.
To diagnose wrist pain, your Restore Osteo of Colorado provider reviews your medical history, asks you about your lifestyle and symptoms, and conducts a thorough physical exam. During the exam, your provider checks your wrist for tenderness, swelling, or deformities and asks you to move your wrist to observe your range of motion.
If these measures don’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order diagnostic testing, or an X-ray or MRI to get a closer look at the bones, joints, and soft tissue structures that support your hand and wrist.
Treatment of wrist pain depends on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause. Whenever possible, the team at Restore Osteo of Colorado uses conservative, integrative treatments, including:
You might benefit from one of these treatments or a combination. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to ease pain, encourage mobility, and improve your quality of life.
To explore your treatment options for wrist pain, schedule an appointment at Restore Osteo of Colorado. Call the nearest office and speak with a team member or book a consultation online today.