5 Common Wrist Pain Culprits

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Nov 23
2016

If you use your hands, chances are you’ve had wrist pain some point in your life. And if wrist pain happens frequently, you are definitely not alone. With all the wear and tear put on the wrist, when it hurts, you feel the effects almost every day. There are many different types of culprits when it comes to causing wrist pain, some of them being daily activities. These daily activities can include typing or picking up objects awkwardly. Or, wrist pain could be spurred on playing certain sports that involve your wrist like tennis or golf.

For curing wrist pain, knowing what’s causing it is a very important step.

Wrist Sprain

If you fell down and braced yourself with your hand, or involved in sports, you are at a higher risk for wrist sprain. A sprain is caused by these types of instances where the ligaments found in the wrist overstretch. Symptoms of a wrist sprain can include pain with movement, bruising, swelling and a tingling sensation.

Repeated Stress

frequent stress put on the same joint, over time pain is inevitable. Sports like bowling, tennis or golf can place some serious stress on the joints and muscles found in the wrist.

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Wrist Tendonitis

If the tendons in the wrist are irritated or inflamed, you may experience wrist tendonitis. Wrist tendonitis is most often the result of repetitive use, keeping your hand in an unnatural position for a long period aging or from tears in the wrist. Symptoms may include wrist swelling, redness, wrist pain that gets worse with movement or a grinding sensation of the tendon.

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Sharp Impacts

Any action that puts a sudden and large pressure on your wrist can cause wrist pain. The most common sharp impact example is breaking a fall with your wrists. The wrist isn’t designed to support the entire weight of your body, so this pressure can tear or even fracture your wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a condition that is caused by the pressure on the main nerve that connects to your carpal tunnel. It’s often associated with activities or professions that require the use of the hands for long periods of time, particularly repetitive motions. Common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:

  • Pain that travels throughout the arm and shoulder
  • Weakness in the hand and wrist
  • Difficulty making a fist, gripping or making small movements
  • Wrist pains that leaves a sensation of numbness, tingling or burning

Our team offers care for wrist pain caused by the common conditions listed above. If you have wrist pain, contact Above & Beyond Physical Therapy today for an appointment.

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