Wrist Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in West Rogers Park & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Chronic conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome can interfere with your ability to do your job or live life without pain. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive care for persistent wrist pain at their offices in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago. Whether you need injection therapy or joint replacement surgery, the team customizes your care to ensure the best possible outcome. Learn more about available treatments for wrist pain by calling the office nearest you today or by booking an appointment online at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers now.

Wrist Pain Q & A

What causes wrist pain?

Some of the most common conditions that cause chronic wrist pain include fractures of your wrist bones, fingers, or hand. You may also develop persistent pain in your wrist from sprains and strains in the surrounding muscles.

Wrist pain can also be the result of underlying health issues that affect the components of your hand or wrist, such as:

Trigger finger

Trigger finger is caused by inflammation in the tendons that control finger movement. Inflammation makes it difficult for the tendon to move smoothly, resulting in the finger staying in a bent position.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that develops when the carpal tunnel of the wrist narrows and presses on the median nerve, causing tingling, numbness, and pain in the wrist and fingers and makes it difficult to grip objects.

Boutonniere deformity

Boutonniere deformity is a condition where an injury to the tendon of the middle finger joint makes it difficult to straighten the affected finger. This injury can be caused by trauma or arthritis damage.

De Quervain’s tendinosis

De Quervain’s tendinosis is a condition where inflammation causes the tendons to press on the surrounding nerves, causing persistent pain and numbness on the thumb side of the wrist.

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition where the fibrous tissues of the hand become thick and cause the fingers to bend inward.

How is wrist pain diagnosed?

The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers team can often diagnose many conditions that cause hand or wrist pain after a physical exam and a review of your medical history.

To better understand the extent of the damage from an injury or an underlying medical condition, the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialists offer on-site diagnostic testing, including X-rays and MRIs. 

Once your provider confirms your condition, they create a treatment plan that focuses on effective pain relief and the complete healing of your wrist.

How is wrist pain treated?

At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers, you can expect comprehensive treatment tailored to fit your needs. 

In many cases, treatment starts with medications to reduce inflammation and pain. You may also need a brace or bandage to stabilize your wrist and allow it time to heal naturally.

If wrist pain is the result of a chronic disease, you may need injections of medications to treat inflammation, when over-the-counter medicines aren’t enough. Physical therapy can also help alleviate chronic wrist pain and teach you ways to avoid pain-causing movements.

For severe wrist damage, your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provider may recommend surgery to repair your injury or replace the damaged joint. 

The specialists offer wrist arthroscopy procedures for both diagnostic evaluations and repair of damage from conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Ligament tears 

Arthroscopic surgical techniques require only small incisions to prevent unnecessary trauma to your body, so you can heal faster and reduce your risk for scarring.

Surgeries are also available for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, which focus on releasing the tendons to relieve pressure on the nerve.

If you have chronic wrist pain, schedule a consultation at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers today, online or by phone.

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