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Wrist pain

Pain in in wrist or up the lower part of the arm

Our hand and wrist specialists can help treat all manner of conditions, including fractures and soft tissue injuries

About wrist pain

Any pain, discomfort or restricted movement in your wrist can have a major impact on day-to-day life. This may be the result of an injury, such as a fall, or wear and tear that worsens over time. Our hand and wrist specialists are here to help diagnose a wide range of injuries and conditions, and offer the best treatment options for you.

Need to know

  • What are the symptoms of wrist pain? icon plus

    The symptoms you experience depend on exactly the type of injury or condition you have.

    These symptoms may signify a fracture:

    • Sharp and instant pain
    • lack of movement
    • a cracking sound at the time of injury

    These symptoms may be more associated with arthritis:

    • Stiffness
    • swelling
    • a feeling of warmth

    A sensation of numbness or tingling may point towards tendonitis, a repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. You could also have tenderness, swelling and restricted movement from strains or sprains. However, it's important that you speak to a GP or consultant, so that they can discuss your symptoms, your usual routines and treatment options with you.

  • Diagnosing your wrist pain icon plus

    After talking about your wrist pain, when it started and how severe it is, your consultant will carry out a physical examination then let you know what the next steps are.

    It is most likely this will involve one or more screening techniques such as an X-ray or MRI scan. Certain possible causes of wrist pain may require further assessments. Your consultant can discuss these with you at the time.

  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Our hand and wrist specialists are able to offer a number of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Which they recommend will depend on your specific condition and the extent of any damage. Your consultant will discuss this with you.

    Our service extends across many disciplines to ensure you have the best possible treatment. So as well as medical and surgical care, we can offer specialist hand physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help your recovery and rehabilitation.

Our hand and wrist consultants

We're proud to work with leading orthopaedic experts specialising in conditions of the hand and wrist. Our consultant work with a specialist hand physiotherapists with clinics available throughout the HCA UK network of outpatient centres and clinics. 
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Our locations

From complex hamd and wrist surgery to diagnostic tests, scans and procedures, we provide exceptional orthopaedic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Wellington Hospital - South Building

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 020 7586 5959

  • London Bridge Hospital

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments & Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7730 8298
    General enquiries 020 7730 7733

  • The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 7908 8001
    General enquiries 020 7486 1234

  • The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52-54 Alderley Road

    Wilmslow

    SK9 1NY

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 01615 160 961

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street

    London

    SE1 9BS

    Call 020 3131 6888
    Opening hours 7:30 - 20:00 Monday - Friday

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    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road

    London SW3 5AW

    Call 020 7881 4114
    Opening times 8am - 8pm

  • Platinum Medical Centre facility

    Platinum Medical Centre

    Platinum Medical Centre, 15 - 17 Lodge Road

    London

    NW8 7JA

    Call 020 7483 5148

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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