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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, thumb injuries and a broken wrist are some of the most common wrist and hand injuries. Wrist and hand injury symptoms include wrist pain, wrist stiffness, wrist weakness and an inability to grip things. Wrist pain and wrist injuries are often caused by a fall onto an out stretched hand.

Colles fractures of the Radius bone and Scaphoid fractures are the two most common types of broken wrist. Both Colles fractures and Scaphoid fractures require input from a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and immobilisation in a cast. Wrist immobilisation can cause muscle wasting, reduced grip strength and wrist and hand stiffness. Physiotherapy treatment can address these wrist problems by strengthening the hand and wrist and relieving hand and wrist stiffness. Full details of hand and wrist rehabilitation are included in our content section at the bottom of this page.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is occasionally called 'entrapment neuropathy of the Median nerve' is a common cause of wrist and hand pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also cause weakness, tingling and 'pins and needles' in the hand. The content section below features an explanation of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and effective physiotherapy treatment for the prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It also includes practical tips to provide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome relief such as splinting the wrist with a specialist Carpal Tunnel wrist brace.

Condition Common Signs & Symptoms
Pain Swelling Stiffness Weakness Instability Locking
Bennett's Fracture
(Fracture Dislocation of the Thumb)
Broken Wrist
(Capitate Fracture)
Broken Wrist
(Colles Fracture)
Broken Wrist
(Scaphoid Fracture)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome        
Mallet Finger
(Baseball Finger)
Sprained Thumb
(Skier's Thumb)
Wrist Arthritis
(Osteoarthritis of the Wrist)




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