Category Archives for "Wrist Area Pain"

Wrist Pain: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or a Trapped Nerve?

Wrist Pain Splint

Why Does my Wrist Hurt?

I came across a tweet the other day saying “the wrist pain, it’s either a trapped nerve or carpal tunnel”. This got me thinking, do most people with wrist pain think a trapped nerve is different from carpal tunnel syndrome? Do they know that in a way these two situations are different, but also not?

Does that sounds confusing to read? Sorry let me explain my thinking to you. Today I want to look at wrist pain from the angle of a trapped nerve being the source of pain. Below I will discuss the difference between a trapped nerve in wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. I will then show you how ultimately they are related and how to treat your wrist pain. Continue reading


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervians TenosynovitisDo you think you have De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

I seem to have had a few patients come in complaining of a wrist pain at the base of their thumbs, especially with grasping and holding items in their hand. The condition causing the wrist pain for these patients is likely to be de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.

So what are the symptoms, causes and treatment options if you think you have de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Take a look at the de Quervain’s disease information below on what more I found out today about this inflammatory condition of the wrist. Continue reading