The causes of pain on the “ulnar” or “non-thumb” side of the hand and wrist are numerous. These include tendonitis, arthritis, joint instability, or injury/tear of the TFCC, an important structure in the wrist joint very similar to the meniscus of the knee.
Standard treatments for ulnar wrist pain include anti-inflammatory medications, special splints that control forearm rotation, icing, and physical therapy.
Advanced treatments for ulnar wrist pain depend on the location and source of the pain. Dr. Nelson offers ultrasound-guided injections, tendon stabilization procedures, and bone-shortening procedures. Most importantly, he is very adept at wrist arthroscopy, which is viewing and treating the wrist joint using a small camera inserted through very small poke incisions in the skin.