For some people with this condition, pain occurs with everyday activities. Severe, disabling pain may prevent them from completing daily activities at home or at work. X-rays can show if there is breakdown of the affected bone and/or joint. Though symptoms don't always match what's going on in the X-ray, changes in the bones or joints must be considered.
There are procedures available to restore blood flow to the area. Removing a bone or a row of carpal (wrist) bones takes the pressure off the wrist. Reducing compression can help revascularize the area.