Wrist pain is discomfort or pain that occurs in the wrist joint, which connects the hand to the forearm. The wrist is a complex joint consisting of multiple small bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Pain in the wrist can result from various causes, and it may range from mild to severe.
What is an Wrist Pain?
What are common causes of wrist pain?
Common causes include sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, ganglion cysts, repetitive strain injuries, and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
Can wrist pain be a sign of arthritis?
Yes, both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affect the wrist joint, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.
How can I prevent wrist pain while working on a computer?
Maintain proper ergonomics, use an ergonomic keyboard and mouse, take breaks to stretch, and practice good wrist posture to prevent strain.
What exercises can help with wrist pain?
Gentle wrist stretches, range of motion exercises, and strengthening exercises can be beneficial. Consult with a healthcare or fitness professional for guidance.
Can wrist pain be caused by fractures?
Yes, fractures or dislocations of the bones in the wrist can result in pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.
What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
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All Previous Investigations
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List of Your Medications
A well formed list of medications will help us decide which medications will not react with others you might be taking
Previous Surgery Documents
If you have undergone a surgery before, any documents pertaining to that time will be helpful in understand what was done at that time