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Wrist Injury Treatment NYC

A wrist injury can be very painful. A wrist tendon injury can have long-term consequences, too. Playing certain sports can contribute toward needing such remedies as boxing or golf wrist injury treatment at our sports and pain management of Manhattan. Get effective wrist injury treatment for a scaphoid sprain and other painful wrist conditions before they lead to further complications. Come to our pain management center and make your appointment today to get your pain evaluation and treatment.

    Wrist Injuries Treatment NYCEight small bones known as carpals make up your wrists. These small bones support and protect a tube in your wrist that encases tendons and nerves. Because of the delicacy and intricacy of these bones and tubes, wrist injury is very common, usually from repetitive motions or injuries from falls. The scaphoid bone is one of the most tender bones and a leading cause of scaphoid sprains.

    Depending on the type of injury, your wrist pain can vary greatly. Your pain might be dull and throbbing, sharp and intense, presenting gradually and worsening over time, or appearing suddenly. Careful communication with our sports pain management doctor in NY makes for the most effective wrist injury treatment plan.

    Causes of Wrist Injuries and Pain

    Because you use your hands so much, wrists are particularly susceptible to many different types of injury. Your wrist pain may be caused by:

    • Sprains, which are tears in your ligaments
    • Strains, which are tears in your tendons
    • Tendonitis from overuse
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Gout or pseudo gout
    • Dislocation
    • Hand injury
    • A fracture resulting in a misshapen joint
    • Repetitive stress fractures
    • Ganglion cyst
    • Swelling due to a damaged joint capsule
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Scaphoid sprain
    • Boxing wrist injury
    • Golf wrist injury

    Symptoms of a wrist tendon injury include pain, numbness, tingling, bruising and swelling. Gentle support and early treatment keep most injuries from leading to chronic conditions.

    Risk Factors for Wrist Injury

    While anyone can develop wrist issues, you may be at a higher risk if you participate in sports or other athletic pursuits or have repetitive motions in your jobs. Professional or regular golfing can lead to the need for golf wrist injury treatment, something your doctor performs often. Boxing wrist injury treatment is another common service your sports medicine physician provides.

    Elderly individuals or those with an unsteady gait can fall more frequently, putting wrists at risk. Pregnancy, obesity, diabetes, gout and rheumatoid arthritis cause swelling and pressure on the carpal bones and the enclosed tubing, weakening it and making it more susceptible to injury.

    When to Seek a Doctor

    A minor wrist tendon injury often heals with time and gentle support.
    Consult our best-rated sports injury doctor in NY if any of the following occur:

    • Sharp pain with accompanying bruising and swelling may indicate a fracture.
    • The infection causes your wrist area to be red, swollen and warm. You may also run a fever.
    • Pain continuing after two weeks of home remedies often points to a more serious injury.
    • Any open wound should be immediately checked.
    • If your skin is cold and turns blue or white, seek consultation.
    • A firm lump or swelling near your joint could indicate a ganglion cyst.
    • Any swelling of the joints in your hands should be examined.

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    Diagnosing Wrist Tendon Injury

    Whether you’re looking for golf or boxing wrist injury treatment, or relief from any other wrist pain, diagnosis starts the same way. Your doctor begins with a physical exam to check for swelling, nerve sensation, and pain levels. He checks for bruising and determines your range of motion. While taking a medical history, he also tests your grip and forearm strength.

    Imaging tests can help your physician diagnose a tiny scaphoid sprain and hairline fractures. Direct arthrography evaluates joint conditions by injecting contrast material in either your bloodstream or into the affected joint. Nerve tests such as electromyograms may also be helpful.

    Wrist Injury Treatment

    Starting with the least invasive methods possible, your pain specialist tailors a golf wrist injury treatment plan to your individual needs.
    This can include any combination of the following:

    • Rest and activity modification
    • Ice for the first few days for 20 to 30 minutes every three to four hours
    • Heat after the first few days on the same schedule
    • Keeping your wrist elevated on pillows when sitting or lying down
    • Wrapping your wrist in an elastic bandage
    • A wrist brace or cast
    • Over-the-counter medications, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen sodium
    • Prescription pain medicines for short-term use
    • Steroid injections
    • Arthroscopic surgery
    • Open wrist surgery

    Whether you have scaphoid sprains, tendonitis from golfing or a broken wrist bone from boxing, wrist injury treatment recovery time can range from a few weeks to a few months, especially for athletes. If you require surgery, some physical therapy will be included in your recovery as well.

    Prevent Wrist Injuries

    The best wrist injury treatment is prevention. Following a few guidelines helps support your wrist and prevent future injury:

    • Take sufficient calcium for bone strength
    • Work in a safe environment to prevent falls
    • Use protective gear for athletic activities
    • Pay close attention to ergonomics

    Do you have any questions about the wrist injury treatment we offer in NYC? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best-rated pain management doctor Febin Melepura MD of sports injury clinic NYC? Please contact our office for a consultation with the pain relief specialist in Midtown Manhattan.

    Page Updated on Feb 29, 2024 by Dr. Melepura (Pain Management Doctor) of Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York Sports Injury & Pain Management Clinic of New York
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