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Wrist Pain - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - Pain Relief

Information on wrist pain, arthritis, conditions, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, prevention, surgery and treatment. The wrist joins the ulna and radius with the carpal bones, interacting with tendons and other structures, allowing the wrist its complex range of motion. Arthritis and other wrist problems can make everyday tasks difficult to perform.
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Arthritis Hand Photo Gallery
Hand damage and deformity caused by arthritis can include nodules, swelling, stiffness, ulnar drift, contractures, and other problems. Photos of hands damaged by arthritis.

Is Hand Deformity From Rheumatoid Arthritis Preventable?
In rheumatoid arthritis, joint deformity often involves the small joints of the hands and wrists.

Wrist pain
Wrist pain is any pain or discomfort in the wrist.

Wrist Fracture - What You Need To Know
In women, the number of wrist fractures increases at menopause. It is also common after falling, for men and women.

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Screening Quiz
It's a condition you hear a lot about, but do you understand carpal tunnel syndrome? More importantly, do you have any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our screening quiz.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Test Your Knowledge
The wrist is surrounded by a band of tissue. Between the band of tissue and the wrist bone is the carpal tunnel. How much do you know about carpal tunnel syndrome? Take our quiz.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Step-By-Step
Hand and wrist pain are common characteristics of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Top Wrist Supports
Wrist splints, wraps, and stabilizers for more support.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention Vs. Surgery?
Splinting or surgery are two treatment approaches for carpal tunnel syndrome.

What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes (bone spurs) develop in deteriorating joints damaged by arthritis, including the wrist.

What Is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling on the side of the wrist near the base of the thumb.

Tenosynovitis - Inflammation of the tendon sheath
Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone). The wrists, hands, and feet are areas that are commonly affected, although it may occur with any tendon sheath.

Transverse Wrist Fracture - Colles Wrist Fracture
A transverse wrist fractures (colles fracture) is a break across the end of the main bone of the forearm (the radius) or both of the lower arm bones (the radius and ulna). The fracture results in a backward and outward position of the hand in relation to the forearm.

Wrist Anatomy
The median nerve travels through a compartment called the carpal tunnel in the wrist.

Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz
Osteoarthritis is also known as "wear-and-tear" arthritis. It is typically seen as a primary disease in older people but can occur as a secondary condition in younger people. Injury, occupation, excess weight, and genetics are among the factors which cause the cartilage of a joint to wear away. Take our Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz.

The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?

The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.

20 Tips To Help You Prepare For Surgery
If an arthritis patient can go into joint replacement surgery with a sense of preparedness and peace of mind, the chance of a successful outcome increases. Here are 20 tips to help you get ready.

Ulnar nerve dysfunction
Ulnar nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation in the wrist and hand caused by damage to the ulnar nerve.

Radial nerve dysfunction
Radial nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation of the back of the arm (triceps), the forearm, or the hand caused by damage to the radial nerve.

Primary amyloidosis
Primary amyloidosis is a disorder in which insoluble protein fibers are deposited in tissues and organs, impairing their function. It can result from Carpal tunnel syndrome (painful swelling of nerves in the wrist).

10 Tips to Prevent Wrist Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress on the wrist can lead to a number of different injuries with similar symptoms.

Forearm Fracture
A forearm fracture occurs when there is a fracture of one or both of the bones of the forearm. The two bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna. Both bones are important for proper motion of the elbow and wrist joints.

Ulna Fracture
The ulna is one of two bones of the forearm. The two bones of the forearm, the radius and the ulna, both span the distance from the elbow to the wrist joints.

Broken Wrist
A broken wrist is among the most common types of broken bones. A wrist fracture should be suspected when a patient injures their wrist joint and has pain in this area.

Scaphoid Fracture (Broken Navicular Bone)
The scaphoid bone (also called the navicular bone) is one of eight carpal (wrist) bones. These small bones allow complex, yet delicate movements of the hand. The carpal bones fit between the forearm and hand bones. The scaphoid sits below the thumb, and is shaped something like a kidney bean.

Wrist Menu
Menu of wrist information and various related conditions, from Wheeless Textbook of Orthopedics.

Fist Bump May Save Arthritic Hands
People with arthritis are turned off by shaking hands. Not because they are not friendly but rather it increases pain associated with hand arthritis.

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