Common Wrist Problems

Common Wrist Problems

Wrist Pain Specialists in Houston, TX

If you are experiencing common wrist problems, it might be indicative of a more serious underlying issue. Don’t let wrist pain hinder your daily activities; consult with a specialist. The highly trained hand and wrist specialists at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas are experts in diagnosing and treating common wrist pain problems. Call (713) 322-0054 to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Houston, Baytown, or Katy, Texas.

Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas

What are Common Wrist Problems?

Common Wrist ProblemsWrist pain and limited mobility can significantly disrupt your daily life. Various factors such as injuries, overuse, or health conditions can lead to common problems with wrists. Whether it’s a fracture or a soft tissue condition affecting the cartilage, ligaments, or tendons, seeking early diagnosis from a hand specialist can prevent symptom exacerbation and foster quicker healing.

Causes of Common Wrist Problems

The delicate structures of the wrist, including bones and tissues, are susceptible to traumatic injuries or systemic issues, sometimes interrelated, like in the case of arthritis of the wrist. An injury might trigger an arthritic condition, which can worsen over time without any external cause. The most frequent causes of wrist pain and dysfunction include:

  • Arthritis of the wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts
  • De Quervain’s tendonitis
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wrist sprains
  • Torn wrist ligaments/triangular fibrocartilage complex

Sign & Symptoms of Common Wrist Problems

Identifying common wrist problems involves being aware of the typical symptoms that include:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion
  • A popping sensation or sound during movement
  • A broken bone in the wrist usually brings about persistent severe pain, even when the wrist is not moving.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosing common wrist pain problems requires a comprehensive understanding of the intricate mechanisms of wrists and thumbs. Only a specialist can accurately determine the extent of your injury. In some cases, surgery might be necessary to address issues such as nerve pain caused by ligament or tissue problems, restricted blood flow, bone or cartilage fragment removal, securing fractured bones with medical devices, or joint restructuring or replacement.


To understand the potential treatment paths and what the recovery process entails for common problems with wrists, explore specific conditions on our site.


The Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers diagnosis and treatment for hand, wrist, and elbow problems in Houston, using the most advanced and minimally invasive medical techniques. Our orthopedic hand specialists and hand and finger surgeons are waiting to provide you with excellent care at one of our hand care centers in River Oaks, Webster, North Houston, Katy/Sugarland, or Baytown

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