Many people experience wrist pain at some time or other. Sometimes this pain can persist and cause difficulties with routine tasks. The pain may be noticeably worse during certain activities or when the hand and forearm are put in particular positions. The cause of wrist pain can often be difficult to identify and assessment by a specialist wrist surgeon will be required. There are however some more common conditions which may be more easily diagnosed.

The location of the pain may give an indication to the cause: