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Pain in Both Wrists Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand pain in both wrists symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

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7 Possible Pain In Both Wrists Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced pain in both wrists. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Wrist sprain

Wrist sprain is often associated with traumatic events such as falls or sporting accidents. However, wrist sprain can also stem from chronic issues such as repetitive stress and the normal aging process. The wrists are so necessary and used so frequently that sometimes it may be difficult to differe...

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by compression of the mediannerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Causes include overuse of the wrist and hand, especially highly repetitive activities such as typing or wo...

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation of the joints. In most circumstances, psoriatic arthritis presents between the ages of 30 and 50 years and occurs after the manifestation of the symptoms of psoriasis, which is a disease of the skin. Psoriatic arthritis...

De quervain's tenosynovitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. If you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis, you will feel pain upon turning your wrist, grasping anything, or making a fist.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: hand numbness, thumb pain, hand weakness, weakness in one hand, numbness in one hand

Symptoms that always occur with de quervain's tenosynovitis: thumb pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Repetitive strain injury of the upper arm

Repetitive strain injury of the upper arm is caused by consistent repetitive use.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: upper arm pain from overuse, upper arm weakness, upper arm numbness

Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm: upper arm pain from overuse

Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm: upper arm injury, severe upper arm pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis is also called infectious arthritis. "Arthritis" simply means inflammation of a joint. In septic arthritis, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. The most common is Staphylococcus aureus or staph. These agents reach the joints either from ...

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain In Both Wrists

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Is your wrist pain worse when holding something?
  • Push the backs of your hands together like in this picture, and hold for 1 minute. Do you notice any numbness, tingling, or pain in either of your fingers/hands? (This is called the Phalen's maneuver.)
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Have you been experiencing a deep, aching bone pain that started for no apparent reason?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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Pain In Both Wrists Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced pain in both wrists have also experienced:

  • 4% Wrist Pain
  • 3% Hand Tingling
  • 3% Swelling Of Both Wrists

People who have experienced pain in both wrists were most often matched with:

  • 40% Wrist Sprain
  • 30% Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 30% Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who have experienced pain in both wrists had symptoms persist for:

  • 32% Over a month
  • 26% Less than a week
  • 21% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.