When you break your fall by using your hand.
Repetitive bending of your wrist during sports like tennis, golf, badminton, squash and football.
Jobs which require constant use of hands like carpenters or plumbers.
Weightlifting and exercising
Ganglions or cysts near your wrist
Nerve injuries near the wrist
Ulnar impaction syndrome (happens when your ulna is longer than your other forearm bone).
Pain on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist
Popping noise in your wrist along with sharp pain
Your grip has weakened
You can’t bend your wrist like normal
Our expert hand and wrist specialist will ask you the following questions to diagnose your ulnar wrist pain -
Any wrist injuries he should know about?
Any medical conditions which may cause ulnar wrist pain as they progress, like gout, arthritis, diabetes?
How would you rate the intensity of your wrist pain on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being severe?
Does your job or any hobby involve repeated strain on your wrist?
Did you injure your wrist recently?
He will then note if you have any inflammation, redness or tenderness around your wrist and will perform wrist movements to check the range of motion.
Diagnostic tests like X-rays, CT scan, MRI scan, Wrist arthrography, and ultrasound can be performed to get a conclusive diagnosis of your ulnar-sided wrist pain.
Cast or splint for your wrist or ulnar wrist pain brace.
Anti-inflammatory pain medications like acetaminophen, NSAIDs, or steroid injections may be prescribed to you.
Physical therapy in the form of wrist movements and wrist exercises.
Joint replacement surgery, Arthroscopic surgery to repair your ligaments, tendons, and treatment of wrist fractures can be done if all else fails.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from unbearable wrist pain on the pinkie-finger side of your arm, the expert providers at Specialty Care Live take care of your health and help you recover.