Wrist Pain & Hand Injuries
Wrist injuries which occur suddenly are known acute wrist injuries They are usually caused from a fall onto an outstretched arm or a forced twisting movement and include wrist strains, sprains and fractures. Gradual onset injuries or chronic wrist pain occurs over a period of time and often cannot be traced back to a single incident or cause. These include wrist tenonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis. An acute wrist injury may become chronic over time if it is not treated correctly.
Sudden onset injuries or acute injuries include wrist fractures, sprains, strains and contusions. Here we explain the treatment and rehabilitation of acute wrist injuries. If a broken bone (fracture) is suspected, then always seek medical advice immediately.
Gradual onset injuries or chronic injuries 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 overuse or repetitive strain.
Injuries to the hand and fingers are common in sports and must be taken seriously. Injuries in this area can be very debilitating and if treated incorrectly they can have long-term consequences.