Last reviewed 01/2018
Wrist pain is a fairly common symptom. Often the patient can identify an exact spot where there is localized tenderness. Five conditions in the wrist are associated with point tenderness. These are:
- de Quervain's disease
- an old scaphoid fracture
- carpometacarpal osteoarthritis
- Kienbock's disease
- tenosynovitis of the extensors
Wrist pain may also be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, ganglia, tuberculosis and ulnar nerve compression.