What are the Common Causes of Wrist Pain
Wrist pain is caused by many factors such as injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. These conditions bring mild to severe pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the entire arm. If you are experiencing wrist pain, it is imperative to let your doctor know about the ongoing medical situation to prevent the pain from exacerbating.
The following symptoms may appear in some people
Difficulty grasping objects – Holding on to anything can be difficult or uncomfortable. Stiffness - There may be stiffness in the wrist and fingers. Cracking sound when the wrist is rotated - This problem can be made more serious by moving the wrist after resting it for a long time. The initial symptoms of wrist pain may be mild and may become severe over time.
In the initial stage, this pain may occur during certain activities. The situation may get worse over time. When the hand becomes numb, the person may not feel cold or hot and may be unable to grasp objects.
When to see a doctor for wrist pain?
- It is very important to get checked by a doctor if
- Difficulty holding things due to weakness
- Interference with everyday activities due to pain
- Unable to do simple hand movements for a long time
- Increased numbness or tingling
- Very little or no loss of ability to feel any stimuli through the fingers and hands
Why does wrist hurt?
Your wrist is a complex structure of eight bones. These bones are arranged in two rows between the bones of your forearm and the bones of your hand. Strong bands of ligaments connect the bones of your wrist to each other, as well as to the bones of your forearm and hand. Tendons connect bones to muscles. An injury to any part of your wrist can cause pain as well as affect wrist and hand function.
Sudden Injuries – Wrist injuries are often caused by falling forward on the hands. This can lead to sprains, strains and even fractures. Repetitive pressure – Repeated activity by the wrist, such as typing on a computer or using a smartphone, can lead to swelling of the tissue around the joint or a stress fracture (repeated pressure) Due to which there may be a fine crack in the bone). This is especially the case if you keep doing wrist movements for several hours without taking a break. Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis – If rheumatoid arthritis occurs in one wrist, then the other wrist also gets affected by it. Osteoarthritis – Osteoarthritis is rarely seen in the wrist. This typically only occurs in people who have had a previous wrist injury. Other diseases and conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when there is increased pressure on the median nerve (found in the upper limbs of humans and animals). This happens when it passes through the carpal tunnel (the path leading to the palm of your wrist). Kienbock's disease - loss of blood supply to one of the eight bones in the wrist. In this situation many times the bone dies. Ganglion cysts - The emergence of a lump on the joint of the wrist and hand that is not cancerous but is very painful.
What are the risk factors for wrist pain?
Wrist pain can happen to anyone, whether you are very lethargic or very active. The risk of pain can be increased by doing the following:
Certain diseases or conditions – pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and gout can increase your chances of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Participation in sports – Wrist injuries can occur during many sports such as bowling, golf, gymnastics and tennis. Repetitive work - any task that involves the use of the hand and wrist - such as weaving, cutting hair, etc. - without rest in between can aggravate wrist pain.
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