Common Wrist Conditions

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Common wrist conditions

The wrist is made up of many small joints that all work together to give us the strength and flexibility we need without thinking. But the wrist is often on the front line and is vulnerable to common conditions that can cause painful symptoms and persistent discomfort. Many wrist conditions can be treated effectively using rest, pain medication, heat and ice. In some cases such as sudden injury or where there is an underlying condition, specialist attention may be required. If your wrist pain is not improving, talk to a wrist orthopaedic surgeon for an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment pathway.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that impacts the wrist nerve causing painful symptoms, muscle wastage and potential long-term damage.  

Wrist Arthritis

Wrist arthritis is a progressive condition that affects how well the joint works causing inflammation, pain and stiff movement.

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is an inflammation of one or more tendons in the wrist and is a common cause of wrist pain.


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the wrist and thumb tendon lining causing painful symptoms and swelling.

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