Hand and Wrist Injuries
Diagnosing wrist tendonitis includes a physical examination, evaluation of medical history, and conducting certain clinical tests. Sometimes, medical imaging tests may be ordered.
Diagnosing a wrist sprain includes a physical examination of the injured wrist, evaluation of medical history, and conducting wrist instability tests. Sometimes, medical imaging and/or invasive diagnostic tests may be ordered.
Hand burning, pain, tingling, and numbness are all common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The wrist is among the most complex joints in the body. In fact, it may be argued that there is no such thing as a single “wrist joint,” since the wrist contains many joints that function together to move the hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome isn't the only condition that causes hand pain and numbness.
Although wrist sprains and fractures have many of the same symptoms, there are a few telltale signs of a fracture to be aware of.
Although distal radius and scaphoid fractures are most common, there are several other bones in the wrist that fracture.
The two main nonsurgical options for treating a distal radius fracture are closed reduction and closed reduction with percutaneous pinning.
Most patients with De Quervain's tenosynovitis should begin to see improvement in their symptoms after 4-6 weeks of nonsurgical treatment.