Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment

While reaching, grabbing, writing and waving are simple activities for some people, those who suffer from pain, injury or other conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities may find these tasks difficult. If you are suffering from joint pain, Desert Care Network is here with preventive care and pain management to help you get back from the sidelines and move to the rhythm of life.

Hand and Wrist Fracture Symptoms

A fracture is a medical term referring to a break in the bone. A fall, crush or twisting injury, or direct contact sports are some of the causes of hand and wrist fractures.

Pain and swelling are some of the most common symptoms of hand and wrist fractures. Some people find it hard to move or use their hands and wrists. The wrist may appear deformed due to a bone out of place or swelling. Often, there is pain right around the break and with finger movement. Hand or wrist fractures may also cause tingling or numbness at the fingertips.

Older adults, especially those with osteoporosis, are more prone to hand and wrist fractures. Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Call us at 833-310-2440 to learn more about our bone health services or schedule an appointment.

Common Hand and Wrist Fractures

Hand and wrist fractures are very common and affect people of all ages. However, people who participate in sports and those with a condition that weakens the bones, like osteoporosis, are at higher risk of these types of fractures. Some of the most common hand and wrist fractures are:

  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist) - The radius is one of the two long bones in the forearm. Distal radius fracture occurs when the radius breaks close to the wrist. The radius is the most broken bone in the arm, making distal radius fracture a prevalent condition.
  • Metacarpal Fracture or Phalangeal Fracture – These are fractures that most commonly occur as a result of direct trauma and can be managed with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. However, stiffness is the most common complication in managing hand fractures.
  • Scaphoid Fracture - A break in one of the wrist's small bones (called carpal bones), which most often occurs due to a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Help for your Hand and Wrist

Left untreated, injuries or disorders of the hand and wrist can significantly impact a person's everyday functions from driving to household chores.

If you suffer from recurring hand and wrist pain, our experienced orthopedic team at Desert Care Network will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that helps target the source of hand and wrist problems. Let us help you get back to living your life to the fullest. Our conservative approach involves nonsurgical options as a first line of treatment through pain management and physical therapy.

However, if medications and nonsurgical treatments fail to improve the symptoms, our hand surgeons in Palm Springs have the experience and skill to perform minimally invasive procedures. We aim to help you regain a pain-free life as conservatively as possible.

Healthcare is better together. Find a doctor here, and we'll provide helpful information about our hand surgeons and assist you in making an appointment.

Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions


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