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Wrist

Our fellowship-trained wrist doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist injuries and conditions.

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Appointment Request

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

At Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, we understand that pain in the wrist can make simple, everyday actions difficult.

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

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

Our fellowship-trained wrist surgeons at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists 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.

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

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained wrist doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

New  Patient  FormsPreparing  for  My  Appointment

Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.

Movement

Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.

Use

Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

Posture

The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.

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Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or work bench.

Stay Active

Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.