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Wrist sprains and strains are common injuries that affect the ligaments and muscles of the wrist, respectively. These injuries can range from mild to severe and may lead to significant pain, swelling, and functional limitations if not addressed properly. Alliance Orthopedics is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive care and treatment options for wrist injuries, including sprains and strains.

Causes of Wrist Sprains and Strains

Wrist sprains result from an injury to the ligaments that connect the wrist bones, while strains involve injuries to the muscles or tendons. Alliance Orthopedics understands that wrist injuries may occur from various activities and circumstances. We tailor our treatment plans to address the specific underlying cause of each patient’s injury. Some common causes of wrist sprains and strains include:

  • Falls onto an outstretched hand
  • Repetitive stress or overuse injuries
  • Sports-related activities, such as tennis or golf
  • Sudden twists or jerks to the wrist
  • Car accidents or other traumatic events

Symptoms of Wrist Sprains and Strains

It’s crucial to recognize the symptoms of wrist sprains and strains to differentiate between regular wrist discomfort and an actual sprain or strain. Both injuries can exhibit similar symptoms, though the intensity and exact nature might vary. Alliance Orthopedics will assess your condition and perform diagnostic tests to determine the severity of your injury. The most common symptoms of wrist sprains and strains include:

  • Pain, tenderness, and swelling around the wrist
  • Difficulty moving or using the wrist joint
  • Bruising or discoloration of the skin
  • Instability or weakness in the wrist

Treatments for Wrist Sprains and Strains

Once a wrist sprain or strain is diagnosed, there are several treatment options available, ranging from non-invasive interventions to surgical procedures. Alliance Orthopedics is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced team to guide patients through the recovery journey. Treatments for wrist sprains and strains may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) therapy
  • Physical therapy exercises to improve range of motion and strength
  • Wrist splints or braces to immobilize the joint and promote healing
  • Corticosteroid injections for severe cases of pain and swelling

In some cases, surgical intervention might be necessary to repair torn ligaments or tendons. Alliance Orthopedics is dedicated to providing the highest level of surgical care and has a range of minimally invasive techniques available for wrist injuries. If you’re experiencing wrist pain or suspect a sprain or strain, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

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