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Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain: A Closer Look

Wrist pain


The wrist is composed of 8 bones (called carpal bones) and two forearm bones (radius and ulna) that articulate (connected by soft tissues) to allow for movement in the wrist. Because of the many structures in the wrist, pain in this extremity is not uncommon.


Wrist pain may be caused by acute or sudden injuries that result in fractures, dislocations or sprains. Wrist pain may also be caused by repetitive activities and result in chronic or long term problems such tendonitis, arthritis and nerve pathologies such as carpal tunnel syndrome.


For more specific information, please check with your provider.


Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Source and for additional information: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)