Wrist doctor in Mamaroneck
Having trouble opening a jar? Are you experiencing wrist pain doing the simplest of tasks? There could be a number of reasons explaining this condition, but wrist tendonitis is the number one cause of wrist pain. At New York Orthopedic Specialists, Dr. Scott V. Haig, the leading wrist doctor in Mamaroneck
, can treat your problem and have you back enjoying your favorite activities in practically no time. Our mission at New York Orthopedic Specialists is to treat you with respect while addressing your health concerns using the most innovative procedures available today. We offer a wide range of orthopedic services including non-surgical options when it is appropriate. Our board certified orthopedist, Dr. Scott Haig, has over 25 years of experience and is a highly respected author and practitioner in his field. Our staff is here to help restore your strength, reduce your pain, and improve function and flexibility.
Wrist tendinitis is a condition where 1 or more tendons in the wrist become inflamed and irritated. There are several tendons in the wrist that connect the muscles of the forearm and hand to the bones of the wrist and hand. These tendons are the small rope-like structures that you can see connecting to the fingers on the back of your hand. There are a number of conditions that can affect the tendons in this area and the wrist doctor in Mamaroneck will thoroughly examine your wrist to determine the severity of the condition. Wrist tendinitis applies to the early stages of tendon inflammation and irritation. Tendinopathy is the name given to the condition when it persists over time, is not treated, and becomes chronic. Tenosynovitis is the term given to an irritation that develops when the synovial sheath (through which some of these tendons glide) thickens and restricts the tendon. De Quervain's Tendinitis applies to tendinitis that develops on the thumb side of the wrist. Wrist tendinitis is a condition that most commonly occurs in individuals who perform repetitive activities using the hand and arm. In the United States, the incidence of tendinitis as an occupational injury in people who work full time is 1.1 per 100,000. Overuse tendinitis is responsible for 25% to 50% of all sports injuries in the United States. Older individuals are often more at risk for wrist tendinitis due to a loss of elasticity in the wrist tendons.
The wrist doctor in Mamaroneck
will reduce your pain, increase your wrist flexibility and strength, and return to you to your previous functional activities and sports. Dr. Haig usually cures this with an injection and splinting, while more serious cases respond well to an eight minute, local anesthesia procedure to release the painful tendon from the friction of it’s tight canal. Don't put it off any longer. Call for an appointment today.
By New York Orthopedic Specialists
August 2, 2017