Why Patients Shouldn’t Avoid Wrist Pain as a Simple Injury

Pain in the wrists can arise from injuries, overuse, or simply because of age. Regardless of the cause, patients must never label this pain as “non-serious.” The wrist region is home to several vital nerves. Pain in this region is an indication that these nerves are pressed. Without medical examinations, it’s impossible to decipher which nerves are affected or the severity of the nerve damage. Patients typically experience periodic pains, numbness, and burning sensations in their wrists and hands. These are all symptoms of wrist nerve compression. Doctors can only determine the true nature of the compression by performing physical examinations and electrodiagnosis.

Why Wrist Damage is a Serious Condition

Severe wrist pain is often a symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This syndrome has several unique symptoms. Patients may experience wrist numbness, pain episodes, and burning sensations. This syndrome is caused when wrist nerves become severely compressed by surrounding ligaments. The fascia ligaments, in particular, compress the wrist nerves and cause severe numbness in the wrist and the hand. Patients suffering from CTS are also unable to move their fingers. CTS is mainly caused when patients perform too many wrist activities. Housework, writing, typing, or carrying heavy objects for long periods may cause this syndrome.

The Need for Medical Treatment

People with severe wrist pain [ปวด ข้อ มือ, which is the term in Thai] must get immediate medical treatment. That’s because Carpal Tunnel Syndrome becomes harder to cure with age. The more patients avoid the symptoms of this syndrome, the more their nerves deteriorate. Getting timely treatment resolves their nerve compression issues. The pain or numbness in the wrist also goes away. Home remedies like applying hot or cold water to the wrist can provide temporary relief. But, when patients can’t move their wrists at all due to pain or swelling, they must seek medical treatment. See a doctor immediately. Check whether you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other serious conditions. Receive the right treatment.

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By Finn

Finn Oliver Edwards: Finn, a pediatric nurse, shares child health tips, parenting advice, and preventive measures for common childhood illnesses.