Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C.
Orthopedic Surgery & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Hood River, OR & The Dalles, OR
Wrist and hand pain are common, but they’re highly treatable conditions with the help of board-certified orthopedic surgeon Gregory Stanley, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his exceptional team. At Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. in The Dalles and Hood River, Oregon, they find the root cause of wrist and hand pain and treat it to give you the relief you deserve. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Wrist and Hand Pain Q&A
What is hand and wrist pain?
Hand and wrist pain are uncomfortable feelings in your hand or wrist, which is the joint that connects your hand to your lower forearm bone. You could have hand and wrist pain because of age-related wear, a disease, or an injury.
Treatment with the experts at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. can give you long-lasting relief. Dr. Stanley is the only local provider who performs hand surgery on patients at any age.
What does hand and wrist pain feel like?
Hand and wrist pain could appear as:
- Dull, aching discomfort
- Sharp pain
- Decreased range of motion
The pain might be mild, moderate, or severe and crippling in some cases. It could linger long-term or come and go. See the Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. team if your pain is severe or doesn’t go away on its own.
What are common causes of hand and wrist pain?
While anyone can experience hand and wrist pain, some conditions boost your risk of developing it. Examples include:
- Trigger finger
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Joint dislocation
- Nerve compression
- Hand or wrist fractures
- Ganglion cysts
- Tendon lacerations
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue masses
You could have hand and wrist pain because of playing sports, getting injured at work, falling down, or having a chronic disease.
How does my provider diagnose the cause of hand and wrist pain?
To find out what’s causing your discomfort, Dr. Stanley discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He examines your hand and wrist to look for signs of injuries and diseases. Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. specialists may recommend you complete blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
What are common hand and wrist pain treatments?
Depending on how severe your pain is and its cause, Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C. providers could suggest one or more of the following:
Using hot or cold packs and resting your hand and wrist can speed up healing after an injury.
Wearing a brace, splint, or cast immobilizes your hand or wrist to maximize healing and reduce the risk of future injuries.
Physical therapy for your hand and wrist strengthens affected tissues and helps them heal faster.
Taking medications can reduce pain and the risk of future tissue degeneration.
Joint injections help reduce inflammation and discomfort. They can also enhance cell regeneration, stimulating your body's natural ability to heal.
Dr. Stanley provides arthroscopy, carpal tunnel release, joint replacement, and other types of cutting-edge hand and wrist surgeries to restore the structure and function of affected tissues. He also offers cyst drainage.
To learn more about highly effective treatments for hand and wrist pain at Cascade Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, P.C., call the office or book an appointment online today.