What is Wrist Pain?
Wrist pain can be caused by various illnesses and accidents that affect the wrist. With some rest and therapies, the majority of wrist pain cases get better on their own and do not require treatment.
It is a pain or discomfort in any of your wrist joints. However, the side of your wrist that hurts may determine how a medical professional classifies your wrist pain:
- Ulnar wrist pain: Pain on the wrist’s same side as the forearm bone known as the ulna. Your pinkie finger is on the ulnar side of your wrist.
- Radial Wrist Pain: Your thumb is located on the radial side of your wrist.
What causes weakness in the wrists?
When the carpal tunnel’s structures enlarge or narrow due to the tunnel’s bones, the median nerve becomes compressed at the wrist, a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. This nerve in the wrist provides sensation and movement to certain hand muscles. The main reason for carpel tunnel syndrome is doing repetitive activities, such as typing on a computer keyboard, using a computer mouse, playing racquetball or handball, sewing, painting, writing,
Cartilage injuries in the wrist or sprain, strain, and bursitis can cause wrist pain. Wrist pain along with bruising and swelling indicates a serious injury.
Arthritis is also a common cause of wrist pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are different kinds of arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis occurs with age and overuse.
- Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects both wrists.
- Psoriatic arthritis usually accompanies psoriasis.
- Infectious arthritis is a medical emergency. Signs of an infection include redness and warmth of the wrist, fever above 100°F (37.7°C), and recent illness.
What is the fastest way to cure wrist pain?
You can follow these tips to lessen the pain:
- Take plenty of breaks from activities that aggravate the pain. When typing, stop often to rest your hands, if only for a moment. Rest your hands on their sides, not the wrists.
- Practice strengthening and flexibility exercises daily. Discover the most effective and secure wrist exercises by working with an occupational therapist.
- To loosen up and warm up your wrist, try the exercises after taking a hot bath or shower.
- If you have inflammation in your wrist, AVOID exercising.
- Remember to give the joint some rest. When you have arthritis, you should exercise and get enough rest.
When to call a doctor?
In case of these symptoms, you must see a doctor for wrist pain treatment.
- If you are unable to move your hands and fingers.
- Fever above 100 °F.
- If you have swelling or redness around the wrist.
- If you are bleeding significantly.
KKT Orthopedic Spine Center provides treatment for arthritis and wrist pain. We provide noninvasive treatment by identifying the underlying root causes of the problem. You can call us at 0800-00-558 or