Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Wrist PainWrist pain may result from acute or chronic local injury or from problems further up the kinematic chain such as the neck and shoulder. Many times Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is misdiagnosed. Thus proper evaluation is crucial to helping people with acute or chronic wrist pain because there are many causes. In the case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the median nerve becomes compressed either at the wrist itself or within the forearm. Symptoms are typically pain in the forearm, wrist, and/or hand (mainly in the thumb, index and middle finger). But symptoms can occasionally extend up into the neck and shoulder. Hence why proper diagnosis is crucial