Although there are
certainly a variety of causes of wrist pain, our approach to treatment
always begins the same way. For proper hand function, pain relief
is the essential primary objective. Mobility is secondary.
Remember that as long as your wrist is stable and pain-free, the
functions of your hand will not be significantly affected, and you
will be able to lead a normal, healthy life.
Non-Surgical and Surgical Options
There are a number of
both non-surgical and surgical options used to treat wrist pain.
Simply attempting to restore the pre-injury or pre-condition bone
structure and anatomy is usually not very effective. Over a period of
time, the dynamic forces which cause wrist pain produce irreversible
changes in the relationships of the bones within the human wrist.
These changes make most attempts to restore the bony architecture
extremely difficult and, more often than not, unsuccessful. As stated
above, the first approach to alleviating wrist pain is to create a
stable, pain-free wrist joint.