Our specialty-trained wrist doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' wrist injuries and conditions.
There are many different causes of wrist pain, but the most common is due to overuse injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, that involve repetitive motions. Wrist pain can also be the result of an accident, such as a wrist sprain or fracture from a fall, or it can be from the degeneration of the bones, ligaments, and tendons over a period of time that develops into arthritis or gout. However, no matter the type of wrist pain you are experiencing, a doctor can help diagnose your injury or condition and offer treatment options to provide relief.
Know When It's Time to See a Wrist Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a wrist doctor near you if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Cysts that develop on your wrists
- Numbness or tingling in your wrist or hand
- Pain that radiates from your fingers and hand into your wrist and elbow
- Pain when trying to twist, open, or carry objects
- Stiffness that does not allow you to move your wrist
- Swelling, redness, or bruising
- Wrist feels weak, unstable, or wobbly
These symptoms may be an indication of an injury or condition like the following, which our doctors can diagnose and treat:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain's disease
- Dupuytren's disease
- Ganglion cysts
- Sprains or strains
- Tendon, ligament, or nerve injuries
- Trigger finger or thumb
- Wrist fractures
Our wrist specialists understand that pain in your hand and wrist can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our orthopedic doctors, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Kathleen M. Kollitz, MD, Daniel L. Master, MD, and Lynn A. Voss, MD, have all completed specialty training specifically in the hand and wrist. Some of our doctors have completed fellowship training, which is an extra year of schooling dedicated solely to obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge needed in order to treat conditions and injuries relating to a specific area of the body or medical specialty. Our wrist doctors have the expertise to diagnose and treat your hand or wrist injury or condition individually to your specific needs.
To treat your wrist injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy or injections. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate relief and wrist surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our wrist surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:
- Carpal tunnel release surgery (including endoscopic)
- Dupuytren's disease surgery (fasciectomy)
- Fracture repair
- Ganglion cyst removal
- Guyon's canal decompression
- Nerve or ligament repair
- Nerve or ligament transfer
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Wrist replacement
In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical care, our surgeons also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine wrist surgeons about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.