Wrist Pain | Houston, TX
You don’t have to play sports to be a victim of wrist pain. Wrist pain is becoming more and more common these days as computer use is becoming an essential in everyday life. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common injury to the wrist that progressively gets worse with time and if left untreated?. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve in your wrist. CTS can cause numbness, weakness, and pain in the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of your ring finger, and, occasionally, the entire hand. CTS most often affects your dominant hand, but can affect both hands in some cases. One of the main causes of CTS is due to repetitive use of the wrist. Working with improper ergonomics while using your computer*, may increase the risk for this syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common conditions that involve the wrist; others include fractures, osteoarthritis, and tendon or ligament injury to name a few.
If you are dealing with wrist pain, don’t wait any longer to get it evaluated. Our physicians at Houston Spine and Sports Medicine are trained and have years of experience in diagnosing and treating painful conditions in the wrist. During your first appointment, our physician will get a comprehensive medical history, complete a physical exam, and then Dr. Curtis Fandrich or Dr. Shaun Lehmann will determine if you need any further diagnostic testing done. One diagnostic test that can be performed to help evaluate your condition is known as an Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCV). An EMG/NCV is a test that can help evaluate the health of your nerves and muscles. Also, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound can be performed in the office to visually examine your wrist and can help determine the cause of your wrist pain. Our physician will then discuss your condition with you and provide options that are best suited for you.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve in your wrist. CTS can cause numbness, weakness, and pain in the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of your ring finger, and, occasionally, the entire hand.
Common Diagnoses for Wrist Pain:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist Tendonitis
- Wrist Sprain
- De Quervain’s Tendinitis
- Cervical Radiculopathy
Wrist Pain Treatment Options:
- Physical Therapy
- IMS/Medical Acupuncture
- Laser Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Non-surgical Treatment for Wrist Pain
As with other musculoskeletal conditions, some wrist injuries do require surgery but most are able to heal with nonsurgical treatments. At Houston Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Curtis Fandrich and Dr. Shaun Lehmann specialize in nonsurgical musculoskeletal treatments. Make an appointment today to learn more about the different options available for your condition.