Dorsal wrist pain (back of wrist)

Lunate bone Kienbock's disease

Kienbock’s Disease

Kienbock’s disease is necrosis of the lunate bone in the wrist due to poor or restricted blood supply. It is more common in adult males although has been known in young gymnasts. Symptoms consist of gradually worsening wrist pain. Symptoms Symptoms of Kienbocks disease include: Gradual onset wrist pain which becomes progressively worse. Swelling over …

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Scaphoid fracture

Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid is one of the small group of bones in the wrist called the carpal bones. It is the most common carpal bone to fracture among athletes, often caused by falling onto an outstretched hand. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, surgery and complications for a scaphoid fracture Scaphoid fracture symptoms Pain in …

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De Quervain

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. It is a form of repetitive strain injury which is made worse by sport, or work-related activities. Symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the thumb …

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Triquetrum fracture

Triquetrum Fracture

A Triquetral fracture is a break of the Triquetral bone (sometimes called triquetrum). It is one of the eight small carpal bones in the wrist and the second most commonly fractured carpal. A sudden, direct impact is the most common cause, resulting in wrist pain on the little finger side. Symptoms of Triquetrum fracture A …

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Wrist sprain

Sprained Wrist

A sprained wrist is an injury to any of the ligaments which connect bone to bone in the wrist. Wrist sprains are common in sport and are usually caused by an impact such as a fall onto an outstretched arm. Sprained wrist symptoms Symptoms of a wrist sprain vary depending on the extent and the …

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TFCC tear wrist injury


A TFCC tear is an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex found in the wrist. It is caused either by sudden trauma or may develop gradually. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for a TFCC tear. TFCC tear symptoms Symptoms of a TFCC tear include wrist pain on the little pinky finger side. …

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Wrist ganglion cyst

Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst or wrist ganglion is a small lump which appears in the wrist. It is often attached to a ligament. Some are not painful, but others restrict movement and are painful. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of wrist ganglions. Ganglion cyst symptoms Wrist ganglions are more common in women with …

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Distal radius epiphysis

Distal Radial Epiphysis Injury

A distal radial epiphysis injury is an injury to the growth plate at the wrist end of the radius bone in the forearm. It mostly affects young athletes and is most often caused by overuse. Resting and changing training accordingly can help, although activities that exacerbate wrist pain should be stopped. Symptoms Symptoms include wrist …

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Broken wrist Colles fracture

Colles Fracture of the Wrist

A Colles fracture is a particular type of broken wrist which involves a break of the radius or forearm bone on the thumb side of the wrist. Deformity, severe pain and swelling would indicate this type of fracture, which is most often caused by a fall. Medical help is needed immediately to repair this wrist …

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Anterior interosseous syndrome

Anterior Interosseous Syndrome

Anterior Interosseous Syndrome is entrapment a branch of the Median nerve, just above the elbow. The nerve becomes compressed, causing symptoms of pain in the upper arm and difficulty moving the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Symptoms Difficulty moving your index and middle fingers. Or you may have specific weakness in these fingers. Bending …

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