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Pain In The Left Wrist? Read This


The wrist is a complex joint and wrist pain may vary, depending on the cause. The pain can be dull or sharp, like needle prick.

According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, wrist pain is usually caused by falling and bending the wrist backward when the hand hits the ground. [1]

- Physical examination, X-rays, electromyography, blood-urine tests
- Causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist injury, arthritis, and gout
- Can affect both the sexes

The wrist joint plays a pivotal role in basic hand movements, like writing and texting. Whenever, wrist pain occurs, it causes immense discomfort and interferes with daily activities. If the wrist pain lingers and some swelling is spotted, then it’s important to consult a doctor.


Swollen fingers, swelling or redness around the left wrist.

People may experience: Difficulty making a fist or gripping objects, numbness or tingling sensation in the hands, sudden-sharp pain in the left hand, warmth in a joint near the left wrist.


Self-care: Wearing a wrist splint, applying hot or cold (ice) compresses for 10-20 mins at a time, resting the left wrist and keeping it elevated. Bone-muscle strengthening exercises.

Medications/Procedures: Taking anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications. Surgery to repair the median nerve in severe cases.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or an orthopedic. At mfine, we’re here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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