What is it?

Wrist pain is considered as any discomfort felt in the wrist. There are variety of issues causing it, some of them include acute injury to the wrist or the hand, arthritis, gout, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The wrist is made up of 8 bones and many ligaments, making it a delicate area with high chances of injuries and complications.

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Signs & symptoms

Wrist pain symptoms may include swollen fingers, numbness or tingling that gets worse at night or when waking up, rigidity or redness around the wrist.


You doctor would probably perform a physical examination and use some other tests such as blood tests, x-ray scan, or even arthrocentesis in suspicion of an inflammation in the wrist joint.


Treatment options can vary depending on the cause to the wrist pain. Trauma and a fracture may be treated with a cast or even a surgery, inflammation may be treated with antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, or other agents depending on what was the cause.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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