Visit our Hand Center to learn more about surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the hand and wrist.
Wrist pain in patients can be the result of a condition that has transpired over time or from overuse injuries like tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, or as the result of an injury from an accidental fall or recent sports injury, such as a fracture or sprain.
In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel may create extreme bone, joint, and tendon discomfort, making wrist surgery a possible treatment option for relieving your wrist pain.
When to See a Wrist Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of wrist pain, it may be time to see a wrist doctor before your symptoms worsen.
- Increased joint pain, thumb pain, and tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
- Swelling or significant bruising in the wrist, around the joint, or over the forearm
- Inability to carry, open, or twist objects
- Difficulty straightening your wrist
Common wrist injuries and conditions patients suffer from include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Wrist sprains
- Scaphoid fracture
- Distal radius fractures
At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in the wrist can make simple, everyday actions difficult. To consult with a wrist doctor about nonsurgical and surgical treatment options at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280. We have locations in Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Kingman-Hualapai Mountain to best accommodate your needs.
Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?
Our wrist doctor and surgeon have completed additional training specifically in the hand and wrist. With this advanced training, our wrist doctors and surgeons, Dr. John H. Flint and Dr. Kevin O'Donnell have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your wrist injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with a wrist doctor, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.
Learn About The Hand Center at Flagstaff Bone & Joint
Our specialty-trained hand and wrist specialists have extensive training in treating wrist injuries and conditions using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained hand and wrist doctor and surgeon, Dr. John Flint and Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, can provide the wrist treatment to meet your needs and specialize in minimally-invasive surgery. Click here to learn more about The Hand Center.
Tips for Healthy Joints
As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.
Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.
Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.
The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.
Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or workbench.
Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.