Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is most likely to result from some physical injury to the wrist or hand region. It is a common injury in falls where the hand is used to break the fall. The diagnostic issue becomes whether there is actually a wrist fracture, or is it a wrist strain ...

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Your wrist is made up of eight small bones known as carpals. They support a tube that runs through your wrist. That tube, called the carpal tunnel, has tendons and a nerve inside. It is covered by a ligament, which holds it in place. Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion ...1

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Causes

Physical Injury: A fall or other injury to the wrist is a common cause of wrist pain. Attempting to lift something too heavy can also injure the wrist. The diagnostic issue becomes separating the main types of physical injury:

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Causes List for Wrist Pain

Possible causes of Wrist Pain (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Similar Symptoms

Consider the pain affecting the wrist. How is it best described? Are any of these descriptions of the sensations more appropriate?

  • Wrist burning sensation
  • Wrist tingling
  • Wrist paresthesias
  • Wrist nerve pain
  • Wrist numbness
  • Wrist weakness
  • Wrist discomfort
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Types

Severity of the Pain: How bad is the pain? Describe your pain more precisely as:

  • Wrist aching pain
  • Mild wrist pain
  • Shooting wrist pain
  • Severe wrist pain
  • Sharp wrist pain
  • Dull wrist pain
  • Numbing wrist pain
  • Diffuse wrist pain
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Misdiagnosis

Undiagnosed Wrist Fracture: A strain or sprain is more common than an actual fracture, so an X-ray is not always performed. This means that sometimes a wrist fracture (or a fracture of a nearby area) is missed initially. Osteoporosis ...

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ wristinjuriesanddisorders.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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