Wrist pain is a common condition that may be caused because of various reasons. But, it becomes very tricky to determine the cause behind the pain; it is commonly caused by sprains or fractures but various medical treatments can also cause pain in your wrist.
Causes Of Wrist Pain
Here are the most common causes that might be the reason behind wrist pain.
When a ligament is stretched or torn because of the wrist being twisted or bent abnormally, it causes a wrist sprain. Wrist sprains are the most common cause of pain in your wrist.
A wrist fracture may occur due to an injury or bone weakness. When a bone called the scaphoid bone which is located on the thumb side of your wrist is fractured, it causes pain and swelling which may lead to terrible wrist pain. This kind of pain may prick and become unbearable when you try to grasp or lift something.
Several tendons are located on your hand’s palm and these allow the fingers to bend to grip objects. There are tendons on the top of your hand which helps your fingers to straighten out so that you can let go of any object. When anyone or any of these tendons are swollen, it leads to wrist tendonitis. Wrist tendonitis leads to dull pain and morning stiffness and warmth and swelling too are very common.
When the fluid-filled covering through which your wrist tendons glide through which is known as the tendon sheath becomes swollen, it causes wrist tenosynovitis. The symptoms are the same as wrist tendonitis. Women from the age of 30 to 50 may develop a specific type of wrist tenosynovitis known as de Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The pain from the side of the thumb moves upward into the arm and this causes the pain to worsen.
Different types of arthritis can cause pain in your wrist. These are Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Septic bacteria arthritis.
Other Medical Conditions
There are several other types of medical conditions that can cause wrist pain [เจ็บข้อมือ, which is the term in Thai]. These conditions are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ganglion Cyst, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Carpal Boss, and Kienbock’s disease.
Keep in mind that before giving any treatment to yourself at home, you should always take the suggestion from your doctor to understand what the cause is for your wrist pain.