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Your Pain in One Wrist May Also be Known as:
Aches and pains in left wrist
Aches and pains in one wrist
Aches and pains in right wrist
Left wrist ache
Left wrist discomfort
Left wrist hurts
Left wrist pain
Left wrist soreness
One wrist ache
One wrist discomfort

Top 3 Pain in One Wrist Causes

  1. 1.Buckle Fracture of Distal Radius

    A buckle fracture of the wrist, also known as a torus fracture, is a condition that are most common in children aged 5-10 years due to the elasticity of their bones. This fracture occurs when force is applied to the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm), causing the bone to split along the growth plate.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. The treatment for this kind of fracture is immobilization in a cast.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constant forearm pain, pain in one forearm, forearm pain from an injury, wrist injury, swollen forearm
    Symptoms that always occur with buckle fracture of distal radius:
    forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Non - Specific Wrist Pain

    Wrist pain is common. Repetitive motion can damage your wrist. Everyday activities like typing, racquet sports or sewing can cause pain, or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes, wrist pain doesn't identify with a single process.

    Your wrist pain looks like it is variation of normal, which doesn't require any treatment, for now. You can treat the pain with over the counter pain medication if needed. If anything changes, let's re-evaluate.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one wrist, spontaneous wrist pain
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific wrist pain:
    pain in one wrist
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific wrist pain:
    severe wrist pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Contusion of the Wrist

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the wrist are common, often due to minor injuries.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    wrist injury, pain in one wrist, wrist pain from an injury, swelling of one wrist, wrist bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with contusion of the wrist:
    wrist injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in One Wrist

  • Q.Is your wrist pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your wrist pain been going on?
  • Q.How severe is your wrist pain?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our pain in one wrist symptom checker.

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Pain in One Wrist Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in one wrist have also experienced:

    • 15% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 9% Pain in One Arm
    • 6% Rib Pain on One Side
  • People who have experienced pain in one wrist had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pain in one wrist were most often matched with:

    • 26% Non - Specific Wrist Pain
    • 4% Contusion of the Wrist
    • 1% Buckle Fracture of Distal Radius

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