Wrist Pain

Since chronic wrist pain can impact everything you do — from typing to brushing your teeth — it’s important to find out the cause before your discomfort worsens. With a team of highly skilled orthopedists available at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, you can get diagnosed and start a comprehensive treatment plan all under one roof. Book your wrist pain evaluation at one of their locations in Dallas, Plano, Weatherford, Keller, or Fort Worth, Texas, today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office directly.


What causes wrist pain?

Your wrist is a complex collection of bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. There is even a tunnel that runs through the middle of your wrist — your carpal tunnel — that protects the nerves and connective tissues that run through your wrist and into your hands.

Wrist pain can stem from an injury to any of these components, or several of them at once. Some of the most common causes of wrist pain include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Injury or trauma
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis

Sometimes, wrist pain occurs because of overuse. While repetitive work, including typing on a keyboard, can lead to chronic conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse issues can also arise because of sports and hobbies that stress the wrist.

When should I see a doctor for wrist pain?

The caring orthopaedic practitioners at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, want to evaluate you as soon as your wrist pain starts. It’s particularly important to have an exam if your wrist pain is:

  • Getting worse or not improving
  • Keeping you from work
  • Keeping you up at night
  • Associated with hand weakness
  • Making it difficult to perform daily tasks

The longer you go without a proper diagnosis, the worse your condition may become. The team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, can usually diagnose you on the spot by gathering in-house X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound images and performing a physical examination.

What is the treatment for wrist pain?

Depending on the cause of your wrist pain, your treatment plan can vary. But conservative wrist therapies include a combination of:

  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Daily stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Sometimes though, surgery is needed to repair your wrist. The orthopaedic surgeons at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, can perform most wrist surgeries arthroscopically.

Using this minimally invasive technique, orthopaedic surgeons can stabilize broken bones, repair or graft tissues, remove damaged tissues, and even open up your carpal tunnel. You can feel confident that the team is going to help you restore your full wrist function, no matter how complex your condition may be.

Schedule your wrist pain consultation at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, online or over the phone.