What Causes Wrist Pain?
The wrist has 8 carpal bones and 4 joints. The important structures of the wrist can be divided into several categories. These include:
- bones and joints
- ligaments and tendons
- blood vessels
Wrist pain affects most people who spend a lot of time typing on a keyboard, which stresses and injures the ligaments and tendons of the wrist joint. This leads to serious tendonitis, and in severe cases, a wrist fracture.
The wrist joint is a much neglected joint as we normally do not stretch or strengthen it, the median nerve could be compressed and could result in tingling, numbness or sense of weakness to your hands.
You may feel the pain radiating around your wrists to your elbow, or even as far as your shoulder blade and neck. People with a more severe wrist pain will experience a loss of feeling in some fingers, which will affect their ability to do everyday tasks such as writing, driving or even just holding a cup.