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Our wrist doctors at Flagstaff Bone & Joint are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist injuries and conditions.

Visit our Hand Center to learn more about surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the hand and wrist.

Wrist pain 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 to relieving your wrist pain.

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

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in the wrist can make simple, everyday actions difficult.

To consult with a wrist doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.

Why choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?

Our wrist doctor and surgeon at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed additional training specifically in the hand and wrist. With this advanced training, our wrist doctor and surgeon, 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 at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, please request an appointment online or call (928) 773-2280.

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.

Movement

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.

Use

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.

Posture

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.

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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.

Stay Active

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.