Our wrist doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' wrist injuries and conditions.
The wrist connects the hand to the forearm and provides the hand with a large range of motion, allowing it to twist and rotate up and down and side to side. Because of this mobility, the bones, tendons, and ligaments in the wrist are prone to pain, damage, or injury. There are many causes of wrist pain, such as traumatic injuries like a fall onto an outstretched hand. This can cause the ligaments to tear or stretch and may also result in a sprain or fracture. Wrist pain can also occur from overuse or repetitive motions, like carpal tunnel syndrome, or from the wear and tear of aging, like arthritis.
When It's Time to See a Wrist Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a physician to discuss available treatment options:
- Inability to straighten or twist your wrist
- Instability in the wrist
- Pain or weakness when rotating to open items
- Pain or weakness when trying to carry items
- Pins and needles feeling
- Swelling, stiffness, or tenderness
- Tingling in your fingers, hands, or wrists
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with a hand and wrist specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of hand and wrist injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions affecting the wrist that can be diagnosed and treated by our doctors include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Distal radius fractures
- Ganglion cysts
- Kienböck's disease
- Scaphoid fractures
- Sprains or strains
- Tendon injuries
If conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and wrist surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our wrist surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art wrist surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common surgical procedures performed by our surgeons include tendon and nerve repair, carpal tunnel release, De Quervain’s release, ganglion excision, arthroplasty of the wrist, tendon and nerve reconstruction, compression and congenital reconstruction, and fracture repair.
Please be assured that, although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our hand surgeons always consider using nonsurgical methods to restore your health first before moving forward with surgery.
Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic hand and wrist specialists are dedicated to providing surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic wrist conditions. Our wrist specialists strive to offer the highest level of care that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained surgeons, Eric Fu, M.D., Steven Mattheos, M.D., Peter M. Prokopis, M.D., and Jonathan A. Uroskie, M.D., have all completed additional training specifically in the wrist. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your wrist injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North wrist doctors about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine.