Re: Wrist Pain... advice?
Wrist pain can be caused from a long list of things. Since the tendons and nerves (radial for example) are compressed in such a tight space, there can be irratation of the radial or Ulnar nerves and surrounding tissue. It's best not to aggrivate the wrist and keep away from certain activities which causes excessive centered torque in the wrist, for example, bench press and push ups.
Tenonitis could be the culprit in cases. Carpal Tunnel is also a possibility. There's even an injury called Volar Plate Avulsion which is a hyperextension injury that involves ligament tears. Use ice and heat and keep off the wrist for a week. If the condition continues see a doctor. Some people report that weather changes cause sudden pains. This is usually following some kind of trauma undertaken by the wrist in some kind of subsequent injury (which might have required surgical repair).
Does the pain radiate into the hand or centralized in the wrist only? If it's only the wrist then I would simply recomment keeping off the wrist for a little over a week and you should be fine. If the pain radiates through your hand (into your palm for example) I would see your doctor.
Last edited by Dave440; 08-16-2006 at 12:48 PM.