New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Wrist Injury

Why Choose New York Spine Institute

Quality Care

At the NYSI, we are dedicated to providing our patients with high quality care and treatments. And we can incorporate all divisions of our institute when required.*

Industry Leaders

Under the leadership of our medical director, Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS., the NYSI has years of experience diagnosing and treating wrist injuries for thousands of patients.*

Multiple Languages

Communicating with our patients is our main priority. That’s why we have individuals on our team who speak a variety of languages including Spanish, French and German.

Understanding the Causes of Your Wrist Injury

Wrist pain is extremely common, but if the pain continues, it can often be caused by a number of different factors. It could be because of:

  • Fractures or another injury: Pain in your wrist could be caused by a fracture or sprain either from falling on an outstretched hand, an accident or sports injury.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome: Repetitive movement like typing or using tools can compress the carpal tunnel (passageways in the wrists that contain nerves).
  • Arthritis: This is joint inflammation, stiffness or pain in the wrist.
  • Cysts: A lump of fluid that can grow between the wrist bones. A cyst is painless, but if it’s pressing on a nerve, it can result in wrist pain.
  • Neuropathy: This is a term that refers nerve damage or disrupted nerve pathways that transmit messages between the body and brain. It can result in pain or tingling in the wrists or hands.

Diagnosing Your Wrist Pain

While the wrist may seem small, it actually contains several bones, muscles, and tissues. To help diagnose your wrist injury, it’s important to have a comprehensive physical examination and to discuss your medical history.*

It’s also helpful to utilize an imaging test when diagnosing wrist pain. An X-ray can help diagnose a fracture or arthritis of the wrist. Or you may require an x-ray followed by a CT scan or MRI, especially when a fracture is not found in an X-ray.*

Treatment Options For Wrist Pain

Our skilled team at the NYSI can help you in a number of ways with treating your wrist pain. These can include:

  • Hand Therapy: Our physical therapists can help you relieve wrist pain naturally.
  • Orthopedic Surgery: The experienced orthopedic surgeons at NYSI may need to perform minimally invasive surgery, joint fusion or reconstruction to help stabilize your wrist.*

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