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Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Are you suffering from the symptoms of wrist pain? Find out why you have it and how to treat it here.

Whiplash is caused by a sudden backward-forward movement of the neck. The sudden force causes the muscles and tendons to stretch and tear. To be precise there are eight carpal bones arranged in two rows. The reason the wrist is so vital is because it allows the fine movement of the hands, giving humans a significant advantage over other species.

What Symptoms Might You Get With Wrist pain?

Some major symptoms of wrist pain are listed and briefly described below:

  • Swelling, it can be observed due to many reasons e.g. some injury or some awkward movement can cause it.
  • Paraesthesia (pins & needles), it is also a prominent symptom of wrist pain.
  • Limitation of movement, this symptom is really common in almost every type of wrist problem.

When should you seek help for your wrist pain?

When any of the above mentioned symptoms becomes worse and you find that the pain and swelling is lasting a long time then you must consult a doctor, or go for some other treatment as well.

More specifically if pain and swelling are there for few days, you definitely ought to visit a doctor. Similarly if tingling and numbness sensations became intolerable, you must consult your GP to get your wrist examined.

What could be causing your wrist pain?

There are multiple things that can cause you wrist pain. These things include just a small injury to ongoing disease:

  • Osteoarthritis, this condition can cause wrist pain.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, this disease also involves wrist pain.
  • Fracture of scaphoid and wrist bones, obviously if you have fractured your forearm or wrist it will pain as well.
  • Nerve injury, Most of the time people do not realize this but nerve injury also causes a severe wrist pain.

How can you ease wrist pain at home?

Minor pain is not alarming as it can be treated very well at home.

  • Ice the painful area
  • Wrist Splints to protect your wrist during activities that aggravate your pain
  • Along with all above mentioned options you must try to avoid movements which aggravate any wrist pain.

If you have ongoing wrist pain, make sure to consult with an osteopath who can help you. Get in touch today for more information or you would like to know how osteopathy may help with your wrist pain: