Hand and Wrist

Wrist

What Causes Wrist Pain?

Wrist pain can be the result of a condition that has transpired over time or from overuse injuries like tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, or as the result of an injury from an accidental fall or recent sports injury, such as a fracture or sprain. In some circumstances, and if not identified early on, conditions such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel may create extreme bone, joint, and tendon discomfort, making wrist surgery a possible treatment option to relieving your wrist pain. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of wrist pain, it may be time to see a wrist doctor before your symptoms worsen.

  • Increased joint pain, thumb pain, and tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
  • Swelling or significant bruising in the wrist, around the joint, or over the forearm
  • Inability to carry, open, or twist objects
  • Difficulty straightening your wrist

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, we understand that pain in the wrist can make simple, everyday actions difficult. Our fellowship-trained wrist surgeons have completed additional training specifically in the hand and wrist. With this advanced training, our hand surgeons, Dr. Horn, Dr. Janout, Dr. Lin, and Dr. Sestero, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your wrist injury or condition individually to your needs.

See a Specialist

To consult with one of our wrist doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 509-344-HAND (4263).

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Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our wrist doctors, please use the link below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and preparation suggestions for your appointment. 

Preparing for My Appointment & New Patient Forms