When pain occurs below the forearm there’s a good chance it originates in the wrist. Like the shoulders and elbows, the wrists and fingers see a lot of action; the resulting problems can be numerous and varied. Swelling, inflammation, soreness, painful or cracking joints in the wrists, hands and fingers all require careful identification to treat.
Wrist pain is an extremely common complaint with many causes. Because we use our arms for so many common activities, wrist pain can cause significant problems. In order for proper treatment of wrist pain, the cause of the problem must be identified.
Wrist arthritis is a problem that can cause severe pain and difficulty performing normal activities. There are several causes of wrist arthritis; fortunately, there are also numerous treatments.
Wrist tendonitis is a common problem that can cause pain and swelling around the wrist due to inflammation of the tendon sheath in this area. Treatment of wrist tendonitis usually comprises just physical therapy. Surgery is not typically required.
Wrist sprains are common injuries to the ligaments around the wrist joint. Wrist sprains can cause problems by limiting the use of our hands.
Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps around the wrist and hand. Wrist ganglion cysts are benign collections of synovial fluid that originate either in a joint or tendon sheath.