Wrist

Discomfort and aching sensation in the wrist. Discomfort in the wrist area, usually caused by injury or long-term conditions.

  • Wrist pain

Common causes

Wrist pain is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

  • Injury
  • Overuse of hand
  • Repetitive stress

Treatment

Self Treatment

Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases:

  • Rest the wrist and allow it to heal
  • Apply ice pack to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Use over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen
  • Use a splint to prevent movements that worsen the condition

Doctor

See a doctor if you notice:

  • The pain persists even after 2 weeks
  • Swelling
  • Disturbance in everyday activities

Urgent

See a doctor immediately if you notice:

  • It is associated with a severe injury
  • Numbness and near loss of sensation
  • Deformity

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