What is Wrist Pain:
Wrist pain is any pain or discomfort in the wrist. Wrist pain is a common complaint. Many types of wrist pain are caused by sudden injuries that result in sprains or fractures. But wrist pain also can be caused by more long-term problems such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms of Wrist Pain:
The symptoms of wrist pain vary, depending on what the cause is. If you’re displaying any of the symptoms below, carpal tunnel syndrome may be the cause of the problem.
• Aching, tingling, burning or numbness is your wrist, hand, fingers and thumb
• Pain that radiates toward your elbow
• Difficulty grasping or holding things
• Difficulty typing or using a mouse
Causes of Wrist Pain:
Repeated use of the arm or wrist in an awkward position.
* Falling and landing on an out stretched arm. This is a common cause of a wrist fracture.
* Swelling of the wrist. This can compress the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel.
* Postural strain (improper position when sitting reaching).
Home Remedies for Wrist Pain:
* Stop using your wrists so much. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it. However, you’d be surprised at how many persons continue to type away, or engage in activities that put a strain on their wrists.
* Stop using your wrist so much. Sound simple enough.
* If you believe your wrist pain may be repetitive strain injury, you may want to use good brand bandage to brace it.
* Drink water. Yes another home remedy believed too simple to work. You’ll be surprised what ailments drinking extra water will thwart or help alleviate. Water is a great lubricator for the body.
* If you suspect it is arthritis, then follow the instructions on the medicine bottle.
* The little more exotic home remedy for wrist pain A peppermint oil rub.
* Take plenty of breaks from activities that aggravate the pain. When typing, stop often to rest the hands, if only for a moment. Rest your hands on their sides, not the wrists.
* Over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen or naproxen can relieve pain and swelling.
* Make sure that you also rest the joint adequately. Both rest and exercise are important when you have arthritis.
* Try the exercises after a hot bath or shower so that your wrist is warmed up and less stiff.
* Usage of a wrist pad with your pc mouse and/or keyboard may help a little. However, do not continuously lean on this pad for support.
* Eat cherries or drink cherry juice. This is highly recommended for people with gout pain.