Wrist Problems - Frisco, Plano TX
If you are looking for a wrist doctor in Frisco or Plano, TX, visit Dr Victoria D Knoll. Dr Knoll is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist surgery. She provides hands on treatment for a wide range of wrist problems including wrist injury, trauma and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Common Wrist Problems
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition which occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, gets compressed. People suffering from this wrist problem witness tingling, numbness, pain along with a sense of weakness in the hand. It the condition is left untreated, nerve or muscle damage may occur. The treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include wrist splints, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, If your symptoms are severe or persist after trying nonsurgical therapy, surgery may be the best option.
The wrist problem occurs due to Wrist Tendonitis. In addition to pain in the tendon, the condition is characterized by tenderness, swelling, decreased strength and mobility in the affected area. According to the wrist doctor, immobilizing the wrist using a splint helps provide rest and decrease inflammation. Ice pack application and anti-inflammatory medications, further help in treating the wrist problem. If the condition is severe, surgery is recommended.
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Disease is a medical condition in which the tendons at the base of the thumb on the side of the wrist swell and become inflamed. Typical causes for this wrist problem include lifting heavy objects, overuse of the thumb, gardening, racquet sports, etc. A person suffering from this problem may experience tenderness in the affected area. Sometimes, slight swelling and redness may also be witnesses by the patients. Wrist doctors recommend a combination of rest, splints, ice packs and anti-inflammation medication for treating De Quervain's Disease.
Repetitive Motion Syndrome
Repetitive Motion Syndrome occurs from the overuse of the wrist while performing activities like typing, clicking a mouse, writing, drawing etc. The syndrome is characterized by pain, swelling, and tenderness in the wrist. Treatment for Repetitive Motion Syndrome mainly includes reducing/stopping motions that trigger the symptoms. Other treatment options include applying ice to the affected area, anti-inflammatory drugs, wrist splints and physical therapy. In rare cases, surgery may be recommended by the wrist surgeons to relieve symptoms.
Writer's Cramp refers to a medical condition that develops from repeated hand or finger motion such as writing, typing, playing a musical instrument etc. Wrist doctors mainly adopt occupational therapy to treat the wrist problem. Using assistive/adapted devices may also help in relieving the symptoms.
To make an appointment or request a consultation with the hand & wrist surgeon – Dr Knoll, call at (972) 985 - 1072 (Plano) and (214) 618 - 5502 (Frisco)