Wrist injuries occur frequently because the person has been exposed to a fall trauma and has reflexively put off with one or both hands. You often see it in sports where you jump, such as gymnastics, basketball and handball. And even more frequent in sports where you risk falling a lot.

Here you think of roller skaters, skateboarders, BMX and cycling and so on. As a reflex, almost everyone will stretch their hands out, thereby trying to stop the fall, with the result that when the hand (or hands) hits the ground, the force will stretch the wrist and thus stretch the joint capsule and ligaments.

If the force is even greater, the bones of the forearm will not be able to withstand the force and will break.

Find your injury in the list below:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Possible sensation of sleeping fingers (“ants in your arm”).
  • Possible numbness in the hand.
  • “Flick sign” (shaking hands to “wake them up”).
  • Possible pain in the shoulder region (“proximal pain”).
  • Possible “clumsiness” – easy to drop things especially in the morning.
  • Possible tenderness in the forearm.
  • Disturbed night sleep due to pain / sleeping sensation.
  • Possible atrophy of thenar muscles.

Nerve irritation in the elbow (Ulnaris neuritis)

  • Burning sensation around the fourth and fifth finger.
  • May impair fine motor skills (dexterity) of fingers.
  • Pain in the wider part of the hand.
  • Often intense nocturnal pain that awakens the patient.
  • Weakness of the hand that dissipates when used.
  • Impairment of adduction and abduction (inward and outward movement) of the fingers (muscles interossei).
  • Possible atrophy of the thenar muscles.
  • Pinch grip weakened.