Gradual onset wrist pain

Wrist pain which develops gradually over time. Chronic wrist pain. The athlete is unlikely to be able to identify a specific point at where the injury occured. Chronic wrist pain may develop following an acute wrist injury which failed to heal properly.

The carpal, ulnar or radius bones can create gradual onset pain in the wrist. A scaphoid fracture can be gradual in onset and cause wrist pain. Degeneration of tendons or the wrist joint will also be painful and gradual in symptoms. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • Wrist Strain

    Wrist Strain

    A wrist strain is a general term used to describe pain in the wrist. This may be due to a sudden force causing an acute injury, or due to overuse, causing a repetitive strain injury.

  • Distal Radial Epiphysis Injury

    Distal Radial Epiphysis

    A distal radial epiphysis injury is an injury to the growth plate at the wrist end of the radius bone in the forearm.

  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury

    Repetitive Strain Injury

    RSI or repetitive strain injury is a general term rather than a specific diagnosis used to describe gradual onset pain usually in the forearm, wrist and hand.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome causes a dull ache in the wrist and forearm with pain which may radiate into the hand and fingers. It is often worse at night.

  • Wrist Tendonitis

    Wrist Tendonitis

    Wrist tendonitis or wrist tendinopathy is inflammation or more likely degeneration of any of the flexor or extensor tendons which cross the wrist joint.

  • Ganglion cyst

    Ganglion cyst

    A ganglion cyst or wrist ganglion is a small lump which appears in the wrist, often attached to a ligament. Some are not painful but others may require treatment.

  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

    De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the synovium or sheath that surrounds two tendons in the wrist which attach to the base of the thumb.

  • Wrist Bursitis

    Wrist Bursitis

    A bursa is a small sack of fluid that lubricates where tendons move in joints. If the bursa is subjected to repeated trauma or friction then it can become inflamed and swollen causing pain in the wrist.