The hand and wrist work together to provide the ability to lift, carry, and manipulate objects. Athletes and non-athletes alike are at risk of sustaining hand and wrist injuries or developing an ongoing condition. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for common hand and wrist injuries.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder all the way to the hand, is compressed.

For most wrist injuries, nonsurgical treatments like immobilization, ice therapy, and elevation can be used within the first 24-48 hours until a doctor can be seen.

Wrist tendonitis and sprains are common injuries of the wrist. While both conditions may be similar in many ways, there are also several differences that are seen.

Wrist tendonitis is the inflammation of one or more tendons in the wrist. Tendonitis usually develops as a result of acute or repetitive injury to a tendon.