Singapore Wrist Specialist Clinic

Wrist pain is a common complaint. This condition is often caused by a sprain or fracture due to a sudden injury that just happened. However, pain in the wrist can also be caused by long-term problems, such as recurrent stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Singapore Wrist Specialist Clinic

Cause of Wrist Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is most common cause of sore wrists. In this condition a person will feel pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the palms, wrists, thumbs, or middle and index fingers. The thumb muscle can become weak, the pain may spread up to the elbow.

Injury. Trauma or wrist injuries can cause sprains, strains and even fractures. Of course instantly will cause pain in the wrist and not infrequently cause swelling.

Gout. Gout is also called uric acid arthritis, it occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood and ultimately forms crystalline deposits in the joints that are inflamed and painful.

Osteoarthritis. Calcification of joints due to damaged joint structure. Osteoarthritis in the wrist is rare and usually occurs only in people who have previously experienced wrist injury.

Rheumatoid arthritis. A disease in the joints in which the immune system attacks its own tissues, rheumatoid arthritis can also invade the wrist joint. So other than wrist pain, there is also pain due to inflammation in other joints of the body.

Ganglion cyst. Ganglion cyst is Soft tissue cysts occur most often on the wrists near the palms. If this presses on the nerves then the wrist will hurt.

Kienbock’s disease. Usually affects young adults, there is progressive damage to one of the small bones in the wrist. This disease occurs when blood supply to the bone is inhibited.

Treatment for Wrist Pain

For ganglion cyst, treatments available are aspiration and excision biopsy (minor surgery to remove cyst)

For carpal tunnel syndrome, cortisone injection and surgery to release carpal tunnel will be recommended for severe cases.

For wrist injury, treatments are RICE, wrist splint, and surgery for severe fracture cases.

Because so many factors cause wrist pain, it is rather difficult to determine the exact cause. Though a proper diagnosis will be very important in terms of determining therapy or appropriate treatment. So Call +65 64762106 our wrist specialist clinic for proper diagnosis. 

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