Often, wrist pain is caused by a condition that has developed and worsened over a lengthy period of time. Wrist pain may also come from overuse injuries, such as tendonitis (also referred to as tendinitis in the medical world), arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Further, an injury resulting from sports or an accidental fall can cause a sprain or a fracture in the wrist.
Some circumstances, especially when not identified quickly, may cause conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis to create extreme discomfort in the tendons, joints, and bones. In these cases, wrist surgery may be a potential treatment option to achieve relief from your wrist pain.
Various conditions or activities may increase your likelihood of developing a wrist injury. For instance, those who are pregnant or who have another condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes have a higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you find yourself experiencing any of these wrist pain symptoms, it is recommended to speak with a wrist specialist in the Virgin Islands before your symptoms become more severe.
Increased pain in the joint or thumb
Numbness or tingling in the forearm and hand
Bruising and/or swelling over the forearms, around the joint, or in the wrist itself
The inability to twist, open, or carry items
Difficulty or inability to straighten your wrist
The team of wrist specialists at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in the US Virgin Islands understands that wrist pain can make it painful or even impossible to perform your everyday tasks. That is why our doctors work to identify your specific condition and form a personalized treatment plan suited to your needs, helping you get back to your normal tasks and routine as soon as possible.
Often, wrist surgery is only considered after other nonsurgical treatment options have been extinguished. Many wrist issues can be treated without the need for surgery. If you and your specialist determine that wrist surgery is the best course of action to treat your pain, you can rest assured knowing that our team only uses the latest technology and surgical methods to help heal your pain.
Some common wrist surgeries include carpal tunnel release, wrist fusion, wrist joint replacement, and trapeziectomy. Your wrist specialist will discuss the details of your surgery and recovery in detail with you to ensure you feel comfortable and confident moving forward.
Why Choose Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global?
The wrist surgeons on the team at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global have undergone extensive additional training centered around conditions in the wrist and hand. Dr. Janet Lewis and Dr. Brian Bacot have the experience and training necessary to properly examine and diagnose a wide range of wrist conditions, as well as create a wrist pain treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Our wrist surgeons also work with the team at COG Restore to help you transition into physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation and recovery period.
To speak with a wrist doctor on our team here at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, St. Croix, or St. John, please request an appointment using our online portal or contact us via phone at (340) 779-2663.