WRIST AND HAND

Why Your Wrist Hurts

Many types of wrist pain are caused by sudden injuries that result in sprains or fractures. But wrist pain also can be caused by more long-term problems — such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause of long-standing wrist pain sometimes can be difficult. An accurate diagnosis is crucial, however, because proper treatment depends on the cause and severity of your wrist pain.

Tendonitis & Other Injuries

Tendonitis Tendonitis is an inflammation (swelling) of a tendon. Pain limits your ability to bend and straighten your finger or thumb. Tendonitis is often caused by repeated movement that inflames the tendon. Trigger finger and [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that effects the wrist and hand. If you have CTS, tingling and numbness can make even simple tasks hard to do. But CTS can [...]

Finger, Hand & Wrist Injuries

Collateral Ligament Tear Falling on an outstretched thumb can tear the ligament near the base of the thumb (ulnar collateral ligament). The torn ligament and surrounding tissues swell and can be painful. Treatment A partially [...]

Ganglions

Collateral Ligament Tear Falling on an outstretched thumb can tear the ligament near the base of the thumb (ulnar collateral ligament). The torn ligament and surrounding tissues swell and can be painful. What is a [...]

Fractures

Wrist Fractures Your wrist may be fractured at the radius or the ulna, or at the carpal bones. Your doctor may reposition your broken bone by closed or open reduction. Reduction can be done for [...]