Broken wrist

Also known as a radius fracture and most commonly caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand.

De Quervain’s Synovitis

Can cause swelling and pain on the thumb side of the wrist, particularly when gripping. Often occurs when hands are being used in an awkward position for a period of time – i.e. typing or bottle-feeding a new baby.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

This is an umbrella term that covers a range of musculoskeletal injuries (trigger finger, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)  often work-related, caused by repetition of certain movements.