OPA treats a wide variety of foot & ankle conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions.
What is Wrist Pain?
The wrist is made up of eight small bones (carpal bones) plus two long bones in your forearm — the radius and the ulna. The most commonly injured carpal bone is the scaphoid bone, located near the base of your thumb. Wrist pain is another extremely common because the wrist is constantly in use. Manual laborers, athletes, and active individuals are most at risk.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Arthritis of the wrist
- Ganglion Cysts
- Sprained Ligaments
When you arrive for your initial consultation, an Orthopedic Physicians Alaska (OPA) Upper Extremity Specialist will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your symptoms, and develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. This evaluation is a necessary part of diagnosing your condition and providing the best possible care.
When diagnosing a Hand Pain, our experts will provide:
- A medical, injury, and symptom history review
- A physical examination
- Multiple view x-rays ( to rule out a fracture)
Once an official diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is prescribed. Treatment plans decrease symptoms as quickly as possible.
Nonsurgical treatment options treat the majority of wrist pain. Treatment options help reduce symptoms. The following are commonly prescribed:
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) decreases swelling, inflammation, and pain.
Decrease inflammation and pain.
Schedule Appointment with Our Hand | Wrist | Elbow Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.