Chronic Wrist Pain: Guide to Conservative Pain Management

By Bijal Shah

Wrist pain can occur due to several reasons and can be acute or chronic.  A pain is categorized as chronic when it lasts for more than 3 to 6 months,  gradually worsens or reoccurs even after medical treatments.  Chronic wrist pain can be due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, overuse injury to muscles, ligaments etc.  It can also be a side effect of prolonged use of medications or being in wrong postures for extended periods. As per CDC, arthritis and wrong ergonomics are some of the main factors leading to chronic wrist pain. Continue reading “Chronic Wrist Pain: Guide to Conservative Pain Management”

Exercises to Relieve Acute or Chronic Wrist Pain

By Bijal Shah

Wrist pain is extremely common among athletes, healthcare professionals and anyone who is involved in lifting/carrying of heavy/large objects.  A small pull here and there, happening over time, can easily damage wrist muscles or ligaments.  An injury due to overuse of wrist can result in chronic wrist pain. On the other hand, a forceful sudden pull is capable of tearing the ligaments or muscles around wrist immediately causing an acute onset of pain.  I will discuss how to treat and prevent both acute and chronic wrist pain. Continue reading “Exercises to Relieve Acute or Chronic Wrist Pain”