Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain

Besides Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) which is described in another section, there are some other well known common causes of wrist pain.

CMC Arthritis

Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, or basilar thumb arthritis, is a condition in which the joint at the base of the thumb and wrist becomes degenerated. As a result, there can be pain and swelling at the base of the thumb at the wrist. X-ray helps to diagnose this painful condition. It can be treated with bracing/splinting, pain medication, injections, or surgery. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy can be performed to try to avoid surgery in certain cases.

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

This is a condition in which some of the thumb tendons become inflamed due to repetitive stress and overuse. The tendons are surrounded by a synovium, or sheath, that becomes swollen and painful. As a result, there can be pain and swelling at the wrist on the thumb side. It can be treated with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, bracing/splinting, or steroid injections. In some cases, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy can be performed in refractory cases that don't heal well to try to avoid surgery.

Wrist Sprain

There are multiple ligaments and soft tissues around the wrist that can be injured traumatically from a fall or during sporting activities. In these cases, x-ray will often be ordered to make sure there are no broken bones involved. This is especially true of an injured wrist sustained from a fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH injury). If the x-ray is negative, then treatment usually includes rest, ice, NSAIDs, and bracing/splinting to help control any swelling. A wrist sprain should heal completely within a few weeks and should improve significantly in about one week. If there is significant pain that does not improve after one week, then further imaging such as CT scan or MRI may be required to make sure nothing was fractured.

12 hours ago

Dr. Matthew L. Bloom

Thanks for inviting me to participate in the wonderful event you hosted!Regency Palms Oxnard recently hosted our January Lunch & Learn seminar. Many from the Oxnard and Ventura community came out to hear Dr. Matthew L. Bloom. We certainly look forward to having him to our community upon opening.

Scheduled to open within a matter of months, Regency Palms Oxnard is creating an environment where you or your loved came live as independent as possible all while receiving the daily attention they need. With re-opening rates starting as low as $2895 for a private suite.

Call to inquire or schedule your guided tour today: 805-247-0227.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Dr. Matthew L. Bloom

Words cannot begin to express how truly sad this day is. Best sporting event of my life was game 7 of the NBA finals in 2010. At least I’ll have that forever. RIP KOBE 🐐 🙌🏻🙏🏻 @ Staples Center ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Make Appointment

805-351-0745

Services

I highly recommend Dr. Bloom for anyone who is looking for a kind caring doctor. Thank you Dr. Bloom for providing the finest patient care possible!!.

- Alexis Diaz

Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor who really cares about his patients. Thank you Dr. Bloom for always going above and beyond.

- Keeli in Malibu, CA

2221 Wankel Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

805-351-0745