Wrist pain can be caused by repetitive motion injury. Wrist is not one joint. Instead, it’s made up of several small joints where the bones of the hand and forearm meet.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an impingement on median nerve in the area of the wrist that can also cause numbness, tingling, and eventually lead to pain or cramping in the hand. Trauma or injuries such as strains and sprains can also cause wrist pain.
It is also often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. But wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also a common condition with various causes. The wrist joint plays a role in basic movements, from texting to writing. When pain occurs, it can interfere with the day-to-day activities and even impact the person’s quality of life.
It can be developed due to a sudden impact or injury. For example, a wrist sprain can cause pain if a ligament is overstretched. This type of wrist pain usually comes on suddenly when the injury occurs. Here we will explore the common causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Pain may occur for many reasons, whether simple or underlying issue. Commonly, injuries to the wrist are the main cause. Squashing the nerves that pass through the wrist can also produce pain.
Any parts of the wrist, including the bones, ligaments, or tendons, become injured, it can lead to wrist pain. It can also occur over a long period.
Wrist pain symptoms can vary depending on the cause. Some people may have pain that they describe as achy or dull; others may have pain that is sharp. The location of the pain can also vary. In addition to the pain, other symptoms may also develop. Symptoms of an injury, such as a wrist sprain, can include swelling and bruising. Numbness, tingling, and weakness of the hand might also occur when pain is due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
At first, pain may only occur when certain activities are performed but as the condition worsens, pain might occur even at rest. Numbness can also progress to the point where a person cannot feel cold or heat and may drop things.
At Sara Rehab our Registered Physiotherapists will check the exact cause of your Carpal Tunnel before choosing the treatment that’s right for you pain. And successful treatment takes up to a couple of months. Physiotherapy will help relieve the pain and teach you how to prevent from recurring. We want you to get better and forget your pain.
You can get the benefits and help from Sara Rehab to feel better without wrist pain and call us at 905 497 4550