Wrist pain can be caused by; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; a nerve injury, ligamentous sprain; or a fracture(s) from a trauma. Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult, but an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment and healing.
Wrist pain may vary, depending on the cause. For example, osteoarthritis pain is often described as being similar to a dull toothache, while carpal tunnel syndrome usually causes a pins-and-needles feeling or a tingling sensation, especially at night. The precise location of your wrist pain also provides clues to what’s behind your symptoms. If you are unsure of the origin of your wrist pain, please seek medical counsel.