Wrist pain at night

Pain in the wrist at night is most common in carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. This can cause a burning, pins and needles or shooting pains. It can also awake a person if the pain is bad and swelling can be present. Wrist pain at night can also be due to a slow bleed from a haemotoma or a fracture and involve the forearm. Swelling also creates wrist pain at night. When the nerve is compromised wrist night pain can occur and create a burning or dull pain, this can also be referred from the neck.

Night wrist pain can also be due to medical conditions and if associated with heart or upper arm issues and sweating then seek medical attention immediately. Injuries and conditions that cause this symptom are listed below:
  • 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.

  • Gradual Onset Wrist Pain

    Gradual onset injuries or chronic injures occur over a period of time and often cannot be traced back to a single incident or cause. The most common structure injured are the tendons of the wrist through over use or repetitive strain.