Hand and Wrist Surgeons in Eastern Tennessee

Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Sprain Specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Sprain Treatment in Knoxville, Tennessee

Hand and wrist sprains are frequent injuries that we treat at our orthopedic offices in East Tennessee. If you’ve recently suffered a sprain in your hand or wrist, seeking prompt treatment is essential to ensure the best recovery possible. Although many sprains can heal with self-care, severe cases may require surgical intervention to restore hand function. Tennessee Orthopaedics provides board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic care specialized in hand and wrist injuries.

How Can I Tell if My Wrist is Sprained?

It can be challenging to tell if you have a sprained or broken hand or wrist without getting medical attention. However, some symptoms may help you distinguish between the two. It’s essential to seek medical treatment if you suspect you may have a broken bone.

  • Pain in the hand or wrist
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Warmth at the injury site
  • Weakness and instability
  • Sensation of popping or tearing
  • Bruising

Hand and wrist sprains are classified as mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of ligament damage. A grade I sprain is the mildest, with minimal ligament damage, pain, swelling, and tenderness. A grade II sprain is more severe, with more pain, swelling, bruising, and joint instability. A grade III sprain is the most serious, with complete ligament tear, severe pain, swelling, bruising, and significant joint instability.

What Should I Do If I Think I Sprained My Wrist?

If you suspect a wrist or hand sprain from a sports, work, or household injury, seeking prompt medical attention is crucial. You don’t have to wait for an appointment; Tennessee Orthopaedics has orthopedic urgent care clinics in Knoxville, Sevierville, and Oakridge, TN. Our board-certified orthopedic specialist can offer fast, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of wrist sprains and fractures.

What Are Treatment Options for a Sprained Hand or Wrist?

For minor to moderate sprains, there are several conservative treatment options available, including the RICE method:

  • Rest and immobilization with a brace
  • Ice therapy to reduce pain and swelling
  • Compression bandages for stability and swelling reduction
  • Elevate the affected joint to prevent swelling
  • Home care for hand or wrist sprains also includes over-the-
  • counter anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling.

Our board-certified orthopedic specialists at Tennessee Orthopedics will walk you through your diagnosis process, ensuring you get appropriate follow-up care and imaging.

Hand and Wrist Surgical Specialists in Knoxville, TN

In Grade III sprains, where the ligaments are fully torn, surgery may be necessary to regain hand or wrist function. Our skilled surgeons perform wrist sprain surgeries, such as ligament reattachment or grafting, to support the best possible recovery. Post-surgery recovery usually takes 8 to 12 weeks.

Hand and Wrist Pain Treatment in Eastern Tennessee

For unmatched expertise in hand and wrist sprain treatment in Knoxville, trust Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. Find a location near you and schedule your consultation.

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