Wrist pain, or hyperthrombotic neuropathy, is the result of a lack of blood flow to specific muscles within the wrist.
While this can happen naturally with age (as when muscles lose strength and become weaker), it can also result from a number of physical injuries, such as car accidents or sports injuries. Common causes are infections, nerve disorders, and tumor growths. It can also be the result of an injury incurred during daily activities such as typing on a computer keyboard, using a motor vehicle, or playing racquetball.
While there are some cases in which wrist pain may be the result of a more serious underlying disorder, it is important to see your doctor to rule out any serious illness. Your doctor can perform tests to determine the source of the pain and order tests to help alleviate it. Depending on the cause, your doctor may suggest medications, wrist splints or immobilization devices, or encourage you to exercise the wrist or use other treatment methods. He may also recommend the use of an electrical current device that provides relief from pain by blocking pain signals from reaching your nerves.
In many cases, once your doctor has ruled out any serious underlying disease, he will likely suggest treatment methods relieve your wrist pain. In these cases, your doctor may make suggestions you can try yourself at home. For example, if you have nerve disorders, you may be suggested exercise the wrist. This could include taking part in wrist exercises, or learning a wrist splint, which keeps the wrist in an immovable position. In some cases, your doctor may also prescribe sedatives to help relieve your wrist pain. These are usually used for situations where the patient is too ill to respond to other treatment methods.