The more we use our hands, the bigger chances are we will hurt our wrists.
Be those inflammations, broken bones, allergies, or burns, wrists suffer all types of damage we sometimes don’t even pay attention to. The truth is wrists are also prone to cysts, abnormal growths, and tumors which can be fatal unless we deal with them on time. The sooner we notice something is wrong – the better!
There is almost no person out there who hasn’t had a swollen wrist at some point, a condition we commonly ascribe to tiredness, bursitis, arthritis, or some type of fractures and strains, but a swollen wrist can also mean a benign/malignant growth that must have immediate doctor attention.
THIS IS WHAT WRIST INJURIES ARE COMMONLY CAUSED BY:
In this case, the synovium (tendon’s fluid-filled sheath) is suffering an inflammation, mostly caused by stress or trauma, or an injury that happened while performing a physical job. Most of the time, it affects the short thumb extensor and the abductor muscles which eventually leads to ligament and synovium damage.
De Quervain syndrome
De Quervain is a rare, yet very serious disease that makes our wrists sore and swollen, and indicates the presence of nodules and cysts. The most affected area is the thumb’s extensor ligament which helps people to move their thumbs in and out, but which would in this case decrease in size and suffer terrible pain whenever you try to move your thumb.
Ganglions are relatively easy to recognize, as they appear as bumps in the wrist area, and are often caused by a degeneration of your connectivity tissues, in particular tendons and ligaments. Medically speaking, they represent synovial cysts that appear after an injury or a trauma, and grow up approximately 2.5 centimeters.
Nodular tenosynovitis is the official name of hand tumor, appearing commonly in the thumb, wrist, medium or index finger. The problem with it is that the same as knees, ankle, shoulder, or spine tumor, it doesn’t cause any pain, and you won’t know it is there before you’ve done a detailed examination (pain has been reported only by 21% of the examined patients).
Lipomas are one of the most dangerous wrist conditions, as they are in fact benign tumors that appear on the wrist and the palm, and are manifested through severe pain and an inability to move and extend your fingers. The action you should undertake depends on how serious your condition is at that moment, but the most recommended thing to do is to consult a doctor for eventual surgery. It may happen that the doctor will tell you there is nothing to worry about, and prescribe painkillers to reduce the wrists’ sensitivity, but it is way better not to take chances doing this on your own.