Skip to Main Content

HG - Orthopedic Wrist Care - Secondary

Wrist Pain Treatment Options

Orthopedic wrist doctors can offer several forms of wrist pain treatment. Sometimes, rest, over-the-counter medication or a wrist brace is all that is necessary to treat your wrist pain. However, if these methods do not help, your orthopedic specialist may recommend other forms of treatment, such as cortisone shots, physical therapy or wrist surgery.

Wrist Pain Surgical Treatment

While conservative wrist treatment is always preferred, surgical treatment is sometimes necessary.

If your wrist surgeon suspects the problem is based in your joint, he or she may perform a wrist arthroscopy to diagnose and treat the issue. This minimally invasive surgery allows the wrist surgeon to see inside the joint without making large incisions. During arthroscopy, minor damage to the joint can be repaired without the need for a full, open surgical procedure.

If your wrist is severely damaged, or if your wrist pain has not responded to other forms of treatment, your wrist surgeon may recommend wrist replacement surgery to replace the worn-out joint.

If wrist pain limits your activities, contact our orthopedic wrist specialists at [[Hospital Name]] to schedule an appointment.

[[HG LP MUSC Phone]]

Sources:
Medline Plus, National Institutes of Health, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Find a Doctor

Need a doctor for your care?

Sign Up for Health Tips

Get our advice and upcoming events about weight, pain, heart and more.