Sprain/Strain- A wrist sprain is a common injury for all sorts of athletes. All it takes is a momentary loss of balance. As you slip, you automatically stick your hand out to break your fall. But once your hand hits the ground, the force of impact bends it back toward your forearm. This can stretch the ligaments that connect the wrist and hand bones a little too far. The result is tiny tears or -- even worse -- a complete break of the ligament.
Degenerative Changes- Many wrist injuries, such as fractures and sprains, heal fairly easily. However, they can lead to problems much later in life. The injury changes the anatomy of the wrist just enough so that the parts no longer work smoothly together. The changes from the injury cause a lot of wear and tear on the wrist joint. Over time, this wear and tear degenerate the tissues of the joint, leading to wrist osteoarthritis.
De Quervains Tendinitis- This condition occurs when the base of the thumb are constricted or irritated. The thickening of these tendons can cause pain and discomfort on the thumb side of the wrist. This can be more noticeable when making a fist, grasping, or gripping things.
Trigger Finger- This condition limits the movement of the fingers and thumbs. Due to its effect on the tendons, when attempting to straighten fingers and thumbs, they will often “lock or catch” before actually straightening.
Carpal Tunnel- This condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, gets squeezed at the wrist, more often than not, this condition causes tingling, pain and other problems. The symptoms will be isolated to the palm side of the thumb and adjacent two fingers.