Wrist Injury Treatment Specialist in Houston, TX
Your wrists are constantly in use and for that reason, they are susceptible to injury. Some common symptoms of wrist injury are swelling, difficulty in moving wrist, numbness and tingling. Wrist injury treatment specialists are available at the Reconstructive Orthopedic Center of Houston. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1200 Binz St #100, Houston, TX 77004.
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Hands and forearms are connected by wrists. Several small joints make up this joint. The result is that your hand can move in different ways thanks to its flexibility. The wrist consists of two large forearm bones and eight small carpal bones. Additionally, it has tendons and ligaments, which are connective tissues. Muscles and bones are connected by tendons while a bone is connected to another by a ligament. Given the many components of the wrist, the possible nature and symptoms of a wrist injury are varied.
There is a wide range of symptoms associated with wrist problems. It is common to experience wrist pain as a symptom. Additional symptoms include swelling, decreased wrist strength, and sudden numbness or tingling. A sudden injury can cause wrist pain from sprains or fractures. It is also possible to suffer wrist pain from long-term problems, including repetitive stress, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist pain can be caused by so many factors that it can be difficult to diagnose the exact cause. However, in order for proper treatment and healing to occur, an accurate diagnosis is crucial. This is where wrist injury treatment specialists can help. Other symptoms associated with wrist injuries may include limited mobility, visible swelling or bruising, numbness or tingling, and more.
When people have been injured in a fall, wrist doctors often treat them. As a response to falling, a person will reach out their hand to catch themselves. The wrist may then hyperextend, leading to tendons and ligaments stretching and tearing, or it may fracture or break.
One of the most common conditions wrist doctors treat is carpal tunnel syndrome. When a patient complains of numbness or tingling in their wrist, forearm, and fingers, a wrist doctor knows that carpal tunnel syndrome is likely the cause. Typically seen in older patients, arthritis is another common condition wrist doctors treat.
Your wrists are constantly in use and for that reason, they are susceptible to consistent injury, however, there are steps you can take to avoid injury in situations that may pose a heightened risk such as during physical activity.
Muscle strength, endurance, body composition, bone density, and flexibility can be improved through strength training. In addition, it strengthens tendons and ligaments in places like the wrists, which naturally helps the body stay aligned so that it can withstand the rigors of athletics. By training properly, musculoskeletal injuries can be avoided and even their severity reduced.
It is important to use proper techniques to avoid sports injuries, including wrist injuries. To put it another way, you need to practice and perform the movements of your sport correctly—never just part of the time, but all of the time. It can range from making sure to lift weights with proper form to practicing the right throwing motion as a pitcher. By using proper technique, you not only reduce the risk of injury but also set yourself up for a long career in athletics.
Additionally, if you are able to avoid the overuse of similar wrist movements you may be able to avoid injury. If repetitive wrist movements are necessary in your place of work, for instance, it is helpful to consistently stretch and partake in wrist workouts.
You should seek medical attention immediately if you have sustained an acute wrist injury, such as a compound fracture. Or if you are suffering from chronic or lingering pain or other symptoms affecting the wrist. How an orthopedist will help with a wrist injury will be dependent on the type of wrist injury sustained. Typically, there are a variety of non-invasive treatments to be used as initial options such as splinting or physical therapy, with surgery available as needed. Whatever the cause of your wrist injury an orthopedist will be able to use their expertise to devise a specialized plan tailored to your needs.
Wrist injury treatment specialists are available at the Reconstructive Orthopedic Center of Houston. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1200 Binz St, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77004. We serve patients from Houston TX, Midtown TX, Montrose TX, MacGregor TX, South Central Houston TX, Old Braeswood TX, and surrounding areas.
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