We all use our hands and it is common that we have wrist injuries, but some of them might be a sign that we have another bigger problem.
Wrist injuries occur because of a broken bone, infections, inflammation, abnormal growths and cysts, and tumors.
Not every injury can be that severe, but you need to pay attention to the signs and to know when you should visit a doctor.
Bursitis, arthritis, tendinitis and as well as sprains, strains, and bone fractures can cause an inflamed wrist, but the reason can also be benign or malignant growth and because of this, if the injury does not recover you should visit a doctor immediately.
The main causes of wrist injuries are tenosynovitis, De Quervain Syndrome, Nodular tenosynovitis, ganglions, and lipomas.
Tenosynovitis – this is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (synovium) that surrounds a tendon and it occurs when we experience trauma or overstress, and it affects people with physical jobs.
The inflammation affects the abductor and the short extensor in the thumb which can thicken the ligament and harm the sheath (synovium).
De Quervain Syndrome – this occurs when the extensor ligament of the thumb gets affected and when we get soreness and swelling as well as cysts and nodules. Because of this the ligament thickens and causes severe pain.
Nodular tenosynovitis – this is caused by tumors in the hand which occurs in the thumb, index and medium finger, but it can be found in the wrist, hip, knees, spine, ankles, and shoulders. But these tumors usually are without pain.
Ganglions – This is a lump in the synovial cyst or some other connective tissue or fibrous structure which is next to the joints, mostly ligament or tendon and it may be related to a past trauma, with 50 to 70% of the lumps on the wrist being gangliomas which grow up to 2.5 cm in size.
Lipomas are tumors in the wrist and in the palm and are extremely painful and they make your hand sensitive. It depends on the severity and the cause of the problem for the treatment of wrist injuries. If it is disturbing and painful, you can treat it with painkillers. But if it causes more serious problems, you may need to require a surgery.
It is essential to identify your problem on time and to consult with a doctor for the appropriate therapy.