Sometimes wrist pain is severe enough that non-medicated remedies aren’t cutting it, and you need to seek over the counter medication.2
You may choose to take an over-the-counter painkiller for your wrist pain in a tablet form. You can also choose from gels, sprays, patches and plasters, as the hand can be a tricky place to apply product to! Jump to Iodex for wrist pain relief.
Some particularly severe wrist or hand pain may warrant medical attention. See a doctor immediately if you have the following severe wrist pain symptoms:
- Inability to move your wrist at all
- Warmth and redness in your wrist joint accompanied by fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Misshapen or abnormal looking hand or fingers
At your visit, your doctor may order x-rays, CT scans, MRI, or ultrasound tests in order to reach a diagnosis and put together a wrist and hand pain treatment plan.
Surgery3 may be necessary in the following cases:
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tendon or ligament repair