Wrist Pain

Overview

 

Wrist is a complex joint which binds the 2 forearm bones, 8 wrist bones and the 5 hand bones. Wrist pain is often due to ligament (rubbery structures which hold the bones together) injuries or fractures. Other common reasons for wrist pain are repetitive stress injury (RSI), painful ganglion cyst, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

Symptoms

  • Pain.

  • Swelling.

  • Stiffness.

  • Instability.

  • Pins and needles

 

Conditions

 

When to see the Doctor

For acute injuries with swelling and difficulty in moving the wrist you need to see the Doctor. For persistent pain which not getting relieved with R.I.C.E therapy you need to see the Doctor.

 

Prevention

  • Hand and wrist ergonomics

  • Protective gear

  • Treat osteoporosis

  • Prevent falls