Wrist pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, injury, or underlying medical conditions. Some common causes of wrist pain include:
- Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons in the wrist, often caused by repetitive motions.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A condition where the median nerve, which runs through the wrist, becomes compressed.
- Fractures: A break in one of the bones in the wrist.
- Arthritis: Inflammation of the joints in the wrist.
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.
- Ganglion cysts: non-cancerous lumps that develop on the tendons or joints in the wrist.
Symptoms of wrist pain can vary depending on the underlying cause, but some common symptoms include:
- Aches or stiffness in the wrist, especially with movement
- Swelling or tenderness in the wrist
- Weakness or numbness in the hand or fingers
- Tingling or burning sensations in the hand or fingers
- Difficulty gripping objects or making a fist
- Pain that worsens with repetitive motions
- A visible deformity or lump in the wrist
- Specialised exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion in the wrist. In addition, the treatment is aimed to improve hand function, reduce pain, and prevent stiffness.
- A therapist can help you learn how to perform daily activities with less stress on the wrist.
- Bracing or splinting: Wearing a wrist brace or splint can help support the joint and reduce stress on the tendons and ligaments.
It’s important to consult with a doctor or physical therapist to determine the specific cause of your wrist pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. To make an appointment with our hand therapist please use the booking system