Common causes of wrist pain include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is triggered by the median nerve (the main wrist nerve) becoming compressed or pinched in your wrist. It causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.
Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage at the end of the bones that make up the joint, leading to joint pain. Osteoarthritis can affect one or more hand and wrist joints. In particular, osteoarthritis often affects the joints at the base of the thumb.
Several tendon problems can lead to wrist pain. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an overuse condition affecting the two tendons leading to your thumb. Intersection syndrome happens when one tendon crosses over another in your inner wrist.
Trigger finger, in which a finger contracts due to flexor tendon irritation, technically causes hand pain. But it can also show up in the thumb (trigger thumb) to cause wrist pain.
Ganglion cysts, small bumps filled with fluid, can appear on the top of your wrist or elsewhere in your hand.
Many other causes of wrist pain include fractures and surgical complications. Pain Care Boise diagnoses the problem and stops your wrist pain using a range of cutting-edge pain management treatments.