Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Upper Extremity Specialist located in Miami, FL
In most cases, wrist pain develops after an acute injury that causes a sprain or fracture in the wrist. No matter the cause of your wrist pain, Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, can provide the best care possible. At Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD PLLC, in Miami, Florida, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez offers both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for wrist pain. He even provides prompt appointments for upper extremity emergencies, like an unexpected wrist fracture. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Wrist Pain Q&A
What causes wrist pain?
You can develop wrist pain from any number of causes. However, wrist fractures are the most common cause. Common wrist fractures include:
A scaphoid fracture is a break in the small bone on the thumb side of your wrist.
Distal radius fracture
A distal radius fracture is a break in the radial bone in your forearm near your wrist. Distal radius fractures are common.
You may also develop wrist pain from strains and sprains, arthritis, a ganglion cyst, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
What happens during a wrist pain evaluation?
When you come in to see Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez for a wrist pain evaluation, he conducts a thorough exam so you get the right diagnosis. During your exam, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your wrist.
Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD PLLC is a state-of-the-art orthopaedic practice with advanced diagnostic tools on-site. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez may use diagnostic imaging of your wrist.
If carpal tunnel syndrome is suspected, he offers on-site neurodiagnostic studies to assess nerve damage.
How is wrist pain treated?
Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez develops individualized treatment plans based on the underlying cause of your wrist pain. For carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, he may recommend anti-inflammatory medication, occupational therapy, and splinting.
If nonsurgical interventions fail to alleviate your wrist pain, he may recommend surgery. Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez uses minimally invasive techniques when performing upper extremity surgery whenever possible to reduce post-surgical pain and limit scarring.
How are wrist fractures treated?
Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez specializes in the treatment of a wide range of wrist fractures. Depending on the area of the fracture and the severity of the break, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez may treat your wrist fracture with casting or surgery.
If a cast is applied, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez closely monitors the healing of your wrist fracture with regular X-rays he performs at the office.
Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez is known for the quality of his surgical reconstruction for wrist fractures. When surgery is needed, he frequently uses minimally invasive techniques.
In fact, Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez contributed to the pioneering techniques in volar plating that revolutionized treatment for distal radius fractures.
To get relief from your wrist pain, call the office of Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD PLLC or book an appointment online today.