Sudden wrist pain may be the first sign of a serious wrist injury or an underlining wrist condition. At MG Orthopaedics, surgeon Dr. Gupta works to treat a range of wrist issues including non-surgical wrist problems.
Usually the beginning of wrist pain can be attributed to a few common conditions including: Broken Wrist, Carpal Tunnel or even a TFCC Tear. There are also other causes of wrist pain that you may not be aware of.
Here are some other conditions that can cause wrist pain:
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease than can affect any joint in your body, including your hands. This ailment is of the most common conditions in the wrist and other areas of the hand.
Common symptoms include: an ache when using hands, joint stiffness (which may be more pronounced in the morning) difficulty moving fingers, weak grip and swelling and tenderness in the knuckles or around the wrist.
Dislocations typically result when a joint experiences an unexpected or unbalanced impact. This might happen if you fall or experience a hit to the wrist area. After a joint dislocates, it’s more likely to dislocate again in the future. Symptoms of a dislocation include: loss of motion, pain during movement, numbness around the area, tingling feeling.
Kienbock's disease is an uncommon condition that typically affects young adults and involves the slow collapse of one of the small bones in the wrist. There a lot of unknown factors surrounding this condition and currently it does not appear to be attributed to a single cause. Symptoms of this condition include: swelling, pain and stiffness in the wrist, clicking in the wrist, weakening of grip strength, and bone tenderness.
Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist and Hand
Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist. The cause of these cysts is unknown and the treatment is often non-surgical.
We have highlighted only a few conditions that can cause wrist pain. If you would like more information on wrist injuries, please don’t hesitate to have a look at our page on wrist and hand problems.