Your hands and wrists are a complicated network of bones, muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. Your hands and wrists help you interact with the world around you every day. Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. But wrist pain also can result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you think you might have a broken wrist, see a doctor immediately, especially if you have numbness, swelling or trouble moving your fingers. A delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, decreased range of motion and decreased grip strength.
Any wrist injury that prevents you from living a normal life for a prolonged period of time should be reviewed by a specialist. The care team at Ortho Las Vegas is here to help.