The bones that run throughout your entire body require constant blood flow for nourishment and normal function; otherwise, your bones can become brittle or die. When one of the small bones in your wrist is unable to receive enough blood, our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors recognize this as Kienböck’s Disease.
What Is Kienböck’s Disease?
Kienböck’s Disease is a condition that impairs your wrist’s ability to move and is considered to be very painful. If left untreated, Kienböck’s Disease can cause other health complications, as well as arthritis.
Although the cause of Kienböck’s Disease is not completely known, Orthopedic Doctors are able to link this condition to physical trauma, as well as poor circulation. Those who have single blood vessels in their wrists tend to be prone to Kienböck’s Disease than others, as well as seniors.
Common Symptoms of Kienböck’s Disease Treated By Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors
Patients who suffer from Kienböck’s disease often experience a combination of the following symptoms:
- Sharp pain
- Inability to grip common objects
- Inability to flex or extend their hands
- Tenderness around the lunate bone
Kienböck’s Disease develops in four unique stages over the span of a few months. Its symptoms are similar to those found in sprains; both of which make it difficult to diagnose without using the right imaging devices such as an X-ray or MRI scan.
Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Kienböck’s Disease
Patients experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms should see one of our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors as soon as possible to determine whether the issue is associated with Kienböck’s Disease or a sprain. If detected, our medical can provide personalized treatment to alleviate pain and restore mobility.
Using anti-inflammatory techniques, massage therapy, and manual adjustments, we can stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself, as well as improve circulation to the affected area. Most patients suffering from Kienböck’s Disease requires several treatment sessions before they are able to notice improvements in their flexibility, although complete pain relief is possible with just one appointment.
If you think that you may have Kienböck’s Disease or experience chronic wrist pain, contact AICA Orthopedics to schedule an examination. Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors are Atlanta’s most experienced medical physicians when it comes to treating conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system – giving you the greatest opportunity for a fast and safe recovery.