Wrist pain

Also known as Pain In Wrist

Wrist pain or open wrist is a type of syndrome that prevents the patient using their hand due to a dolorous wrist, sometimes, the pain may even be very strong, going in crescendo when trying to apply some force. Normally it's caused after too strong a demand to the wrist, as is the case with weight lifters, athletes in general, or even bricoleurs.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of wrist pain are sprain or strain, fracture of the arm, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with wrist pain, 53% report having hand or finger pain, 31% report having wrist swelling, and 30% report having arm pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with wrist pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, orthopedic casting, traction; splints; and other wound care, magnetic resonance imaging and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with wrist pain include capsaicin topical, acetaminophen / pseudoephedrine, tocilizumab (actemra), goldenseal preparation, aspirin / codeine, aluminum sulfate topical, methohexital (brevital), plasma protein fraction (plasmanate), valdecoxib (bextra), phenylephrine / promethazine and saquinavir .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for wrist pain include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get wrist pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
1.7x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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