Wrist And Hand Pain Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

If you experience persistent wrist and hand pain that doesn’t subside on its own, the experienced orthopaedic physicians at Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, help ease your discomfort. They offer advanced, personalized conservative and surgical options for all patients in the tri-state region. Call Tri-State Specialists at the first sign of hand or wrist pain or use the online booking tool today.

Wrist and Hand Pain Q&A

What is wrist and hand pain?

Hand and wrist pain involves any type of discomfort that affects your hands, wrists, or both. Symptoms can include:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Burning
  • Tingling sensations
  • A feeling of pins and needles
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased joint range of motion
  • Difficulty gripping objects
  • Numbness

The type of hand and wrist pain you experience depends on what’s causing it. Discomfort might be steady or come and go. The exact location of pain provides clues as to its cause.


What causes hand and wrist pain?

Numerous factors are associated with hand or wrist pain. Examples include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Trigger finger or trigger thumb
  • Finger contracture

Overuse injuries that occur from typing on a computer or playing certain sports can contribute to hand and wrist pain. Tendon swelling and stiffness is a common cause of discomfort.


How is hand and wrist pain diagnosed?

The providers at Tri-State Specialists use various techniques to diagnose the cause of hand and wrist pain.

They review your medical history and symptoms, examine your hand and wrist, and may use blood tests or advanced imaging to make a final diagnosis and establish an appropriate treatment plan.


What is the treatment for hand and wrist pain?

Your provider personalizes your treatment based on what's causing hand and wrist pain and its severity. They might recommend:

At-home care

For some hand or wrist injuries, your doctor might recommend at-home remedies. Examples include heat or ice treatment, wearing a brace or splint, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

Physical or occupational therapy

Physical therapy or occupational therapy at the Tri-State Specialists on-site facility helps strengthen muscles and joints in your hand and wrist, increase range of motion, and facilitate healing.

Medications

Oral medications or injections can decrease inflammation and ease pain associated with hand or wrist disorders. Your orthopaedic specialist lets you know which medicines are right for you.

Minimally invasive surgery

Sometimes minimally invasive surgery is the best way to fully restore hand or wrist function. Orthopaedic surgeons at Tri-State Specialists use the most advanced technology and small incisions to minimize bleeding and recovery time.

Don’t let hand and wrist pain limit your mobility or lead to more serious complications. Schedule an appointment with Tri-State Specialists by phone or online today.