Injury, repetitive stress, and overuse from a computer-based lifestyle can make wrist pain an uncomfortable reality that could worsen with age. At BodyPro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, Dr. Arash Noor helps athletes, active adults, and those suffering from injuries resolve the cause of wrist pain and restore mobility to this sensitive area of the body.
Sometimes we don’t realize how often we use our wrists, but we use them all day, every day. And when you are experiencing wrist pain, it can affect just about everything you do--from getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, working, and other every day tasks. Additionally, your wrists are used to stabilize your hands, such as when you are typing or lifting an object. If you suffer from wrist pain, it is important to seek treatment from an experienced wrist pain specialist in Los Angeles. Our skilled wrist pain specialist can help resolve the cause of your pain and restore mobility to ensure optimal, long-lasting results. To learn more about how our Los Angeles wrist pain specialist can help alleviate your pain and restore functionality, contact us today to schedule a consultation!
What Causes Wrist Pain?
Whether it comes on suddenly or develops over time, wrist pain can happen for a variety of reasons. Common causes include:
Sometimes wrist pain is the result of a growth or tumor, which may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Since your wrist is a complex network of tendons, bones, and ligaments, even a small stress fracture or injury can cause pain and swelling.
Wrist pain is quite common, and if left untreated, it can certainly worsen over time. It is best to seek diagnosis and treatment from a wrist pain specialist as soon as possible to help restore your mobility and get rid of pain. Feel free to contact our team at BodyPro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine to get the help you need.
When Should I Seek Treatment For Wrist Pain?
While sometimes wrist pain will resolve on its own, there are times when it’s probably best to seek medical advice or treatment.
If you have pain that develops suddenly, lasts longer than a few days, is accompanied by dizziness or a fever, or becomes worse over time, Dr. Noor and his staff can perform a comprehensive assessment to help you make the best decisions about your treatment options.
If you’re a fitness enthusiast or athlete, it’s a good idea to address wrist pain earlier rather than later. Wrist injuries, like other broken bones or fractures, can cause recurring pain even after they have fully healed.
If left untreated, wrist pain can worsen over time or affect the general mobility of your entire arm and fingers.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Wrist Pain?
Since chiropractic care involves treating the cause of pain and improving mobility, Dr. Noor will use adjustments and physical therapy exercises to help reduce inflammation, ease the pain, and strengthen the overall structure of your wrist to prevent further injury.
In the case of severe injury or stress, you might need to avoid using your wrist for several days and ease slowly into the rehabilitation process. You may be advised to wear an arm sling or to stabilize your wrist with a wrap bandage. Your recovery process might also include ice or heat therapy.
In the long term, chiropractic care is a safe and effective option for monitoring and treating wrist pain that is not responding to other treatment methods. Contact Dr. Noor for an appointment by calling or clicking online today!
Can Wrist Pain Be Treated at Home?
For certain conditions involving acute wrist pain, it sometimes can be treated at home. Pain caused by overuse will often go away if you stop the activity that has caused it. However, the longer you continue to do the activity that is the root cause of your wrist pain, then it can worsen over time, resulting in serious damage to the wrist structure. Here are some at-home remedies that may help alleviate your pain; however, if the pain persists, you should seek help from a wrist pain specialist in Los Angeles as soon as possible:
- Rest: Reduce the activity that has caused the pain. You can use your other arm or take a break altogether.
- Ice: Ice your wrist for 20 minutes a few times a day, for several days. Be sure to put a towel in between the icepack and your skin.
- Compress: Wrap your wrist with a compress or a pressure bandage for support and to help reduce swelling, if there is any. A wrist brace is usually effective, depending on the severity of your pain. You can ask a wrist pain specialist for the best type of compress for your condition.
- Elevate: Keep your arm elevated above the level of your heart to help reduce swelling.
Again, if pain persists, then it is time to schedule an appointment with a Los Angeles wrist pain specialist. Contact us today for more information!
Contact Us Today for Wrist Pain Relief in Los Angeles
If you are experiencing wrist pain, it is important to seek advice and treatment from an expert who has your best interests in mind. Depending on your condition, if left untreated, wrist pain can escalate, resulting in permanent damage to and around your wrist.
You should contact our team to schedule an appointment with Dr. Noor and his staff if:
- Your wrist pain has not gone away even after refraining from the activities that has caused the pain
- Your wrist pain is still present even when you’re not using your hand
- Your wrist pain has changed or worsened, such as minor pain that has increased to sharp pain with any movement
- Your wrist pain returns when you resume activities, such as using a keyboard or mouse, lifting something, or the like
- You notice new swelling, a lump, or redness of the skin, which typically means there is an infection
At BodyPro Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, our highly skilled wrist pain doctor in Los Angeles and staff are ready to help ease you of your pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the treatment you need to continue living your life pain free.