Wrist Sprain Diagnosis and Treatment by Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas in Houston
A wrist sprain occurs when a ligament that connects two bones in the wrist becomes stretched or torn. This condition is most commonly caused from falling on an outstretched hand, but participating in sports or other physical activities can also result in a sprained wrist. If you live in or around Houston, TX, and have suffered a wrist injury, you can turn to Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas. We are the largest private hand care practice in the region, providing specialized medical care for all types of ailments that affect your hand, arm, or wrist.
Symptoms of a wrist sprain will vary in degree depending on the extent of the injury to the ligament. After falling or impacting the wrist, you may notice:
- Pain when moving the wrist
- Tenderness and warmth
- A popping feeling in the wrist
If you notice these symptoms, you should consult a physician to get an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Even if a wrist sprain seems mild, improper treatment – or forgoing treatment – can lead to greater problems down the road. When you visit Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas at one of our locations in Houston, TX, a hand and wrist specialist will confirm or rule out a sprained wrist and then provide the treatment you need.
Treatment for a wrist sprain typically involves using a splint or cast to immobilize the wrist area and allow it to heal. Your hand specialist may also recommend stretching exercises to regain any lost mobility afterwards. In severe cases such as a complete ligament tear, surgery may be necessary. In these situations, Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers minimally invasive, outpatient procedures.
Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers specialized medical care for patients of all ages. So, whether you’ve injured your wrist at work or have a child with a wrist sprain from playing sports, we have your hand, wrist, and arm care needs covered. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our Houston, TX, offices.