Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Wrist pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team pinpoint the cause of back pain and offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today

Wrist Pain Q & A

What is wrist pain?

Wrist pain is an uncomfortable feeling that may develop over time or with a specific injury to the wrist. The wrist is made up of many structures including muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bones that can become injured and cause pain. Wrist pain can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating wrist pain to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of wrist pain?

Wrist pain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Visible deformities
  • Weakness
  • Popping and crunching sounds

If you develop wrist pain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause wrist pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with wrist pain are:

  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Gymnast’s wrist / growth plate injury
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Forearm sprains
  • Forearm strain
  • Lack of flexibility and strength
  • Previous wrist injuries

Warming up and cooling down properly before exercising, not overtraining, and maintaining optimal strength and flexibility are some of the best ways to reduce the risk of wrist pain. However, you can’t always avoid it — especially if you play sports.

How does my doctor diagnose the root cause of wrist pain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses the cause of wrist pain after evaluating your wrist with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays, in-office ultrasound evaluation or MRI.

How is wrist pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating wrist pain. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, stretches, supplements, medications, bracing or modifying your activities for a period of time.

Additional treatment options include specific exercise programs, physical therapy, injections, massage, nutrition counseling and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get wrist pain relief today.