What is Wrist Pain?

Wrist pain is a fairly common complaint at doctors’ offices. It is most often caused by sudden impact, but it can also be a result of long-term problems. It’s important to note the precise location of your wrist pain, as that will help diagnosis the underlying problem. If pain lasts more than a few days, contact your doctor to get a proper diagnosis.

Wrist Pain Causes

The wrist is a joint that we employ in everyday activity, whether it’s in writing or typing, or simply using our hands to grip a glass of water. It can be quite frustrating to have wrist pain and be limited to our capabilities. Here are some common causes of the condition:

  • Injuries and sudden impact
  • Repetitive stress or overuse
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts

Wrist Pain Symptoms

Wrist pain may not always be apparent, however, if you experience any of the following problems in or around the wrist, it may be time to see a doctor for professional advice:

  • Tingling, numbness, prickling sensations
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Sudden and sharp pain in the hand
  • Swollen fingers
  • Difficult making a fist and gripping objects

Wrist Pain Risks

Your daily routine may be putting you at risk for wrist pain. These factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Having an occupation that requires frequent writing or typing
  • Hard physical labor, especially involving repetitive action

More and more patients are seeking regenerative options in an attempt to reduce pain and improve function.