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10/9/2020 Sophia Hogg

Wrist Pain

Wrist sprain & tendinitis of wrist are the most common causes of wrist pain. Pain, stiffness & inflammation are some of the symptoms of an injury to your wrist or a wrist fracture.

You can also have a wrist injury in your ulna bone due to an accident. But how will you know what exactly you are dealing with? Is it a wrist injury or a complication/effect of some other disease like arthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome?

This is why when you experience wrist pain, a physical examination by your doctor followed by imaging tests like an MRI scan. As per your results, your doctor will then prescribe a painkiller, wrist exercises and if nothing works, then wrist surgery.

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What are the causes of wrist pain?


  • 1.

    Wrist Fracture

  • 2.

    Wrist tendonitis

  • 3.

    Wrist Sprain

  • 4.

    Wrist Tenosynovitis

  • 5.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • 6.

    Ganglion cysts

  • 7.

    Arthritis in Hand

  • 8.

    Cubital Hand Syndrome

  • 9.

    Carpal Boss

  • 10.

    Osteoarthritis

  • 11.

    Rheumatoid arthritis

  • 12.

    Gout

  • 13.

    Osteoporosis

  • 14.

    Juvenile Arthritis


Treatments for Wrist Pain

Non-surgical treatments

  • Rest your hands and wrists for a few days till the pain and swelling subsides.

  • Ice pack treatment for twenty minutes for 3-4 days can help heal your wrist and provide temporary pain relief.

  • Wrist compression using a crepe bandage to put pressure on your wrist by wrapping it around your wrist, but being careful so that it's not tight enough to cut off circulation.

  • Support braces or wrist splints can be used to immobilize your wrist till the fracture or sprain heals.



Medications

  • NSAIDs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) are used to reduce pain and inflammation.

  • Cortisone is used to reduce inflammation in the form of cortisone injections.



Surgery

  • Bone fracture surgery

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

  • Ligament repair or tendon surgery

If you or anyone you know is suffering from unbearable wrist pain, the expert providers at Specialty Care Live take care of your health and help you recover.

Call 469-805-4561 to book a telehealth appointment for an at-home check-up. You can request a callback from us too.