Wrist Pain & Wrist Arthritis
Wrists are involved in essentially all daily functions. With regular and often repetitive use, wrists can suffer from daily wear or trauma. Our team of doctors can get you moving again with specialized plans to manage pain and treat injuries.
It’s likely you don’t even realize how often you use your hands; writing, typing, driving, reading, cooking, exercising — the daily list goes on and on. Your hands and wrists contain various bones, cartilage, and joints that work together so you can perform your usual activities comfortably. However, wrist pain, stiffness, and swelling can hinder the use of your hands and result in discomfort.
Wrist Pain Causes
Wrist pain can be caused by a number of injuries or ailments. We are experts in treating the following injuries, diseases, and conditions:
- Broken Wrist
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Osteoarthritis of the Wrist
- Hand Arthritis
- Thumb Arthritis
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
- Wrist Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Distal Radius Fractures (Broken Wrist)
- Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist
Avoiding the issue will only make it worse, so as soon as you notice pain, it’s critical you see a hand and wrist specialist to evaluate your condition. The team at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates can assess your wrist pain, determine its cause, and recommend the best course of treatment to get you feeling back to normal.
Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Our state-of-the-art procedures are designed to relieve pain and restore function and mobility, so patients can get back to doing the things they love as soon as possible. Our wrist pain and wrist arthritis surgical and non-surgical treatments come in many forms. We offer the following treatments and surgeries, as well as many other solutions, to alleviate pain:
- Icing, Splinting, & Stabilization (Hand & Wrist Braces)
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Wrist Arthroscopy
- Wrist Surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Wrist Fracture Repair
If you are diagnosed with wrist arthritis, depending on its type and severity, you’ll likely be prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, joint injections, or immobilization rather than surgery. You’ll also be advised to do certain hand exercises and therapies regularly at home and visit your doctor frequently to evaluate progress.
Don’t let wrist pain or wrist arthritis prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Schedule an appointment at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates. We have several convenient locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, and Claxton, as well as our ExpressOrtho Urgent Care office in Savannah for emergencies.