wrist pain treatment

Wrist Pain Treatment

Wrist pain can develop due to a sudden impact or injury. Other reasons could be due to Rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions.

Wrist pain - causes and symptoms

Common causes of wrist pain

Daily activities: Day-to-day activities such as lifting, typing, or using equipment that vibrates the hand.
Carpel tunnel syndrome: A condition that occurs when a ligament in the wrist thickens and puts pressure on a nerve.
Osteoarthritis: A condition that causes inflammation in the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Also known as RA, is a disease where healthy tissues are broken down by your own body’s immune system.
Wrist tendonitis: This condition can occur when the tendons in the wrist acquire small tears or become disturbed and inflamed.
Wrist bursitis: When the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints, called the Bursa become inflamed, they cause pain.

Common Symptoms of wrist pain

  • Stiffness in the wrist and fingers
  • Difficulty when trying to hold or grasp objects
  • Moving the wrist creates a clicking sound
  • Numbness that does not help differentiate heat or cold
  • General numbness, tingling, and weakness of the hand 

When to visit a doctor for wrist pain?

  • Pain that interferes with everyday activities
  • When there’s no feeling in the fingers or hand
  • Numbness and tingling increases
  • Persistent pain
  • Inability to lift objects