Here at Muscle Lab your health and recovery are the main priority. We've created Recovery plans specifically aimed at your injury. Your recovery process will begin with an injury assessment to determine the grade and depth of your wrist pain. Health information about how the injury occurred and the amount of pain and swelling you're experiencing are vital.
HOW CAN MUSCLE LAB HELP WITH MY WRIST PAIN?
WRIST PAIN SYMPTOMS
Wrist pain symptoms can vary depending on what is causing it.
For example, osteoarthritis pain is often described as being similar to a dull toothache. Meanwhile, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause a pins-and-needles feeling or a tingling sensation in the hand and wrist, especially at night.
The exact location of your wrist pain can help provide a better understanding to what's causing your symptoms.
TYPES AND CAUSES OF WRIST PAIN
Wrist pain is usually a result of sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. Wrist pain can also be caused from long-term issues, like repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Below is a list of different types of wrist pain and what may cause each of them.
When you have a wrist sprain injury, the ligaments of your wrist become stretched past their normal limits. This is usually a result of an injury, like falling on your hand. Other than the pain you feel when you move your wrist, common symptoms of a wrist sprain include swelling around the joint, bruising or discoloration, and a tingling sensation, called paresthesia.
There are several tendons that cross over the wrist, connecting the muscles in the forearms to the hand and finger bones. Flexor tendons are located on the palm side of your hand, and they allow your fingers to flex for grasping and gripping objects. Extensor tendons are on the top side of your hand and help your fingers to straighten and release objects. When one or more of your tendons becomes inflamed, wrist tendonitis develops. This causes a dull, aching pain, along with morning stiffness and, sometimes, mild swelling or warmth. Some people also report a popping sensation when moving their wrist.
Occupational activities that involve repetitive hand and wrist motion, such as typing or working with machinery, and sports that place repetitive stress on the wrist, like golf and tennis, are the most common causes of wrist tendonitis.
The term "tenosynovitis" is often used interchangeably with "tendonitis." But with tenosynovitis, the tendon sheath — a fluid-filled covering that your wrist tendons glide through — becomes inflamed, which then causes similar symptoms as an inflamed tendon.
A specific type of tenosynovitis is called de Quervain's tenosynovitis, which causes wrist pain on the side of the thumb and can move into the arm. This type of tenosynovitis is most common in women between the ages of 30 and 50, and is often reported by women who have repetitive hand and wrist activity, such as picking up a child.
CARPAL TUNNESL SYDNDROME:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common wrist injuries in the United States and affects 7.8% of American workers, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that results from dysfunction of one of the nerves in the wrist and the median nerve is compressed, or pinched off, as it passes through the wrist joint.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes wrist discomfort, which tends to be worse at night. Additionally, a person with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience numbness and tingling in their palms, as well as in their thumb, index, and middle finger.
A Wrist Fracture is a common orthopedic injury that can occur due to an injury and/or bone weakness, such as with osteoporosis.
A common type of wrist fracture is a scaphoid fracture, which may come from a fall on an outstretched hand. The scaphoid bone is a curved bone located on the thumb side of your wrist.
A scaphoid fracture causes swelling, pain, and tenderness in the area just below the base of the thumb. The pain may worsen when you try to pinch or hold something.
Arthritis comes in a number of different forms that can affect the wrist. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the wrist joint. Gout, which is another type of inflammatory arthritis, may affect the wrist joint too.
Osteoarthritis of the wrist is less common and is most likely to come as a result of a prior wrist injury. Septic bacterial arthritis of the wrist, which means the wrist joint is infected, is also possible but more rare.
Ganglion Cysts are benign, fluid-filled capsules that cause swelling and/or wrist pain. The cysts usually occur on the back of the hand or wrist and can feel smooth and rubbery. Ganglion Cysts may grow but they won't spread to other parts of your body. In rare instances, the Ganglion Cysts may compress a nerve, causing some muscle weakness and/or numbness and tingling.
CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME:
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, also called ulnar neuropathy, results when your ulnar nerve, also known as your "funny bone nerve," becomes compressed. It can cause wrist pain, numbness and tingling in some of your fingers.
Carpal Boss is a firm, immovable bump on the back of the hand or wrist. It's created by a small area of osteoarthritis occurring at the junction of the long hand bones and the small wrist bones.