Point tenderness in the 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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Hook of hamate fracture

Hook of hamate fracture

Hook of hamate fracture is a fracture of a hook shaped protrusion on the hamate bone, which is one of the small carpal bones in the wrist. It may occur when swinging a golf club or tennis racket against an immovable object. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for a hook of hamate …

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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 strain anatomy - tendonitis

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is inflammation of tendons in the wrist. It is an overuse injury resulting in gradual onset pain and stiffness. In most cases it is more likely to be degeneration of the tendons, hence tendinopathy is probably a more accurate term. Wrist tendonitis symptoms Symptoms of wrist tendonitis include pain in the wrist, along …

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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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