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Know the Causes and Prevent Wrist Pain

The hands are an important part of the body. We are able to do our everyday tasks because of our hands. However, the hand will not function as well without the wrists. There are specific incidents that may cause significant damage to the wrist — and real extreme pain as well. Don’t worry. You can most definitely prevent wrist pain by knowing the common causes of wrist injuries.

Accidents and stress: beware of them!

Certain activities that cause a sudden impact to the wrist often lead to injuries. This usually occurs when the individual suddenly falls forward with his hand outstretched. Not only does this cause severe pain, it could also cause strains, sprains, or even fractures. Moreover, people who are involved in particular activities that require the wrist to move repetitively, such as driving miles and hitting a tennis ball, are more likely to get an injured wrist.

Manage your arthritis.

People who are suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis are common victims to wrist injuries. If the pain occurs at the base of one’s thumb, the condition might be caused by osteoarthritis. On the other hand, it is common to experience rheumatoid arthritis on the wrist. In some cases, both wrists are affected.

Your medical conditions may cause wrist pain, too.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one disease that affects the wrist as it increases pressure on one’s median nerve and into the carpal tunnel, the passageway that runs along your wrist’s palm side. Wrist pain can also occur because of the presence of ganglion cysts in the area or of Kienbock’s disease, a disorder wherein the small bones in the wrist collapse.

Elbow, wrist, and hand treatments in New York City

If you are exposed to these situations and conditions, it is best to have your wrist checked by an expert. Call us today at 212-876-5200 or fill out this online contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors here at Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. We look forward to meeting you!

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