Wrist And Hand Pain Specialist

ROC Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tualatin, OR & Oregon City, OR

Wrist and hand pain may occur from an acute injury or a chronic condition. At ROC Orthopedics in Tualatin and Oregon City, Oregon, the orthopedic team uses advanced tools and techniques to diagnose and treat wrist and hand pain. To schedule a consultation with the experts, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Wrist and Hand Pain Q & A

What causes wrist and hand pain?

Your wrists and hands are complex body parts that help you engage in fine motor activities like typing, writing, and gripping the handle on your coffee cup. 

Wrist or hand pain may develop from an acute injury or an underlying condition affecting one or more of the components that make up your wrist or hand. 

Common reasons for wrist and hand pain include:

Arthritis

Arthritis causes joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain and may affect any joint in your body, including those in your hands and wrists. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes tingling, burning, and muscle weakness in the hand. These symptoms develop from compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. 

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture causes an abnormal thickening of the tissue under your skin in the palm of your hand.  

Trigger finger and trigger thumb

Trigger fingers and trigger thumb occur when the tendon and tendon sheath in your finger or thumb thickens and swells. 

Fractures

Fractures of the bones in the hand, fingers, or wrist may also cause pain. 

Ganglion cyst

Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled cysts that develop in the hand and may cause wrist pain.

How is the cause of wrist and hand pain diagnosed?

When you visit ROC Orthopedics with complaints about wrist or hand pain, the orthopedic surgeons conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your pain.

During your exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your discomfort, including the type and location of your pain, when it started, and activities that worsen or alleviate your symptoms.

Your provider examines your hand and wrist and may request X-rays or an MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. If your orthopedic surgeon suspects you have carpal tunnel syndrome, they may also request nerve conduction studies. 

How is wrist and hand pain treated?

Treatment for your wrist and hand pain depends on your diagnosis. The orthopedic surgeons develop personalized plans and use innovative treatments and therapies to alleviate your discomfort and restore function.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest and ice
  • Activity modification
  • Brace or splint
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections

For some causes of wrist or hand pain, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgical intervention to treat the underlying problem. The team at ROC Orthopedics are experts at hand and wrist surgery and use advanced techniques, so you get the best outcomes.

To get relief from your wrist or hand pain, call ROC Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.