Wrist pain may vary, depending on the cause. For example, osteoarthritis pain is often described as being similar to a dull toothache, while carpal tunnel syndrome usually causes a pins-and-needles feeling or a tingling sensation, especially at night.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The pain in your carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure in your wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. The most common cause of this inflammation is an underlying medical condition that causes swelling in the wrist, and sometimes obstructed blood flow.
Wrist sprain and a subluxed bone
Wrist Sprains or Dislocations. A dislocated or sprained wrist is a common injury, especially in people who play sports. A wrist sprain is a ligament injury, and wrist dislocation indicates that the bones are out of alignment. Without proper care and treatment, these minor injuries can cause chronic pain and discomfort.
A physiotherapy treatment called vestibular rehabilitation can be used to overcome these symptoms. After assessing your specific needs a physiotherapist can design a series of head, neck and eye exercises to help retrain your central nervous system to compensate for the inner ear problems.