Repetitive motions, even seemingly harmless ones such as typing, can cause injury to the wrist.
The human wrist is a complex joint, containing many tendons and nerves. These delicate tissues all pass through a narrow sheath of bone and ligament, called the carpal tunnel. A wide range of activities, from typing to construction work, can inflame the median nerve, which controls motion and sensation on the thumb side of the hand. To learn more about the structure of the wrist and the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, watch this educational video.
If you are experiencing chronic wrist pain, book an appointment with MK Orthopaedics by calling (815) 741-6900. Our professional orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating a variety of conditions, from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome to acute sports injuries.