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Wrist Pain

General Information

Your wrists consist of connective tissue and several joints and bones that allow you to move your wrist freely and easily. Injury or damage to any of these parts of your wrist can lead to pain, stiffness, inflammation and other symptoms. The dedicated team at Goshen Orthopedics offer comprehensive care for conditions that affect your elbow, hand and shoulder, including arthritis and fractures.

When you need a team to get to the bottom of your wrist pain, call (574) 534-2548 for an appointment. We’re here to help if you have symptoms of a wrist injury from overuse, a work-related accident or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms of a wrist injury

Your symptoms will mostly depend on the specific condition and where the problem is. With most wrist conditions, pain is a shared symptom. This pain can be dull and achy or sharp and severe.

It’s also common to experience:

  • Warmth and swelling of the wrist
  • Wrist stiffness
  • Tenderness in one spot
  • Deformity, if the wrist injury is severe

Wrist pain causes

Repetitive motions are a leading cause of wrist conditions, including tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and strains. Arthritis, a condition marked by inflammation and swelling, can also cause wrist pain and stiffness.

Other causes include:

How to help prevent wrist injury

Many wrist conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can be prevented. With proper ergonomics and supportive equipment, you can protect your wrist from strain and other injuries. If you have a job that puts stress on your wrists, talk to your employer about ways you can protect your bones while you work.

Strong bones are less prone to damage so be sure to incorporate adequate calcium in your diet. For complete bone care, from advanced imaging to pain management, schedule an appointment by calling (574) 534-2548.

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