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Wrist Conditions

Learn about common causes of wrist pain. Follow the links below to help you find more information about your condition or use the information to understand the cause of your symptoms.
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Wrist Arthritis
Wrist arthritis is a problem that can cause pain and difficulty performing normal activities. There are several causes of wrist arthritis, and fortunately there are a number of treatments for wrist arthritis.

Lunate Dislocation
A lunate dislocation is an injury to the wrist. One of the small wrist bones, called the carpal bones, shifts out of position. A lunate dislocation is usually a severe injury causing pain, swelling, and numbness. Treatment of a lunate dislocation requires the bone to be brought back into normal position.

Wrist Tendonitis
Information about wrist tendonitis, a common problem that can cause pain and swelling around the wrist. Wrist tendonitis is due to inflammation of the tendon sheath. Treatment of wrist tendonitis usually does not require surgery.

Wrist Sprain
Wrist sprains are common injuries to the ligaments around the wrist joint. Wrist sprains can cause problems by limiting the use of our hands.

Wrist Arthritis
Wrist arthritis is a problem that can cause pain and difficulty performing normal activities. There are several causes of wrist arthritis, and fortunately there are a number of treatments for wrist arthritis.

Ganglion Cyst
Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps around the wrist and hand. Wrist ganglion cysts are benign collections of synovial fluid that arise either from a joint or tendon sheath.

DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis is a cause of wrist pain. DeQuervain's tenosynovitis is a specific type of wrist tendonitis. It is an overuse injury to the wrist. Treatment of deQuervain's tenosynovitis can usually be accomplished with splinting and a cortisone injection.

Carpal Bossing
Carpal bossing is a condition that causes a lump of bone to form on the back of the wrist. Treatment of a carpal boss may require surgery to remove the bump.

Wrist Arthritis Surgery
When simpler treatment for wrist arthritis fail to provide relief, surgery may be an option to help people manage their symptoms. Learn about surgical options for the treatment of wrist arthritis.

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