Sudden onset wrist pain

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 a 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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Broken wrist Colles fracture

Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

A broken wrist is a fracture of any of the bones which make up the wrist joint. There a many different types of wrist fracture. Here we explain the symptoms and causes of wrist fractures. Broken wrist symptoms Broken wrist symptoms will vary slightly depending on the type and grade of the fracture. Sudden pain …

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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. TFCC tear symptoms Symptoms of a TFCC tear include wrist pain on the little pinky finger side. There will be tenderness over the back of the wrist. Pain worsens …

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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. It more commonly affects …

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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. Scaphoid fracture symptoms Pain in the wrist at the time of injury. Rapid swelling, particularly at the back of …

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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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