Wrist Pain Specialist

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Wrist Pain services offered in Porterville, Reedley and Visalia, CA

If you have swelling, stiffness, or pain in your wrist joint, see the experts at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services in Visalia, Reedley, and Porterville, California. The exceptional orthopaedic surgeons diagnose the cause of wrist pain and treat it to restore structure and function. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today. 

What is wrist pain?

Pain in your wrist is discomfort in the joint connecting your forearm to your hand. It may result from a disease, injury, or age-related wear. 

If wrist pain prevents you from completing simple tasks, see the experts at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services, including a board-certified hand surgeon with 15 years of experience, for an evaluation.

What do wrist injuries feel like?

If you have wrist pain, you may notice some of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Bruising
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Dull aching
  • Sharp or shooting discomfort
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain

Wrist pain might be mild and go away on its own over time or turn into crippling discomfort when left untreated.

What are the risk factors for developing wrist pain?

Common causes and risk factors for wrist pain include:

  • Older age
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Strains
  • Sprains 
  • Fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Repetitive stress
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Sports participation 
  • Repetitive work
  • Diabetes

You might also injure your wrist while working, falling, or playing sports. The best way to reduce the risk of wrist injuries is to adopt healthy habits, strengthen the muscles surrounding your wrist, and avoid repetitive motions.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of wrist pain?

To determine what’s causing wrist pain, the experts at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services discuss your lifestyle, symptoms, and medical history. They check your vital signs and examine your wrist to look for signs of a disease or injury. 

Your provider may order blood tests, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, an ultrasound, other imaging procedures, and arthroscopy or nerve tests if necessary. 

How is wrist pain treated?

Your wrist pain treatment depends on the cause of your condition. The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services providers might recommend making lifestyle changes, such as eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, and strengthening your wrists using physical therapy. Wearing a brace can also relieve wrist discomfort.

Other treatment options include injections and surgery. The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services have the experience and expertise needed to perform exceptional wrist repair surgery, hand surgery, wrist replacement surgery, and other innovative surgeries.

To get relief from wrist pain, call the Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services office or schedule an appointment online today.