Wrist pain may feel like an ache or a sharp pain in the wrist. The wrist joint includes eight small bones connected with ligaments and tendons (bands of tissue). Three large nerves pass through the wrist to the hands, allowing you to touch, feel, move and communicate with the brain.
Wrists are strong, but falls and everyday use can injure them. Wrist pain may require only rest or physical therapy to heal, but sometimes you might need surgery or other advanced care. Aurora Health Care’s orthopedic team offers treatments for any type of wrist pain.
Our orthopedic team has specialized expertise in treating wrist pain, including:
Anyone can have wrist pain, but it’s more likely to occur in people who:
Wrist pain is very common. Sometimes it comes and goes without an obvious cause. If pain continues, though, it could be caused by:
Our doctors may be able to diagnose wrist pain based on an examination and simple in-office tests. In some cases, they may use additional diagnostic tools like:
Learn more about orthopedic diagnosis.
Often, wrist pain improves with remedies like rest, ice and changes in activities. But if these kinds of home remedies aren’t working, we may recommend: