Work-related wrist pain can manifest in different locations depending on the specific activities and tasks involved in your employee’s job.
Common locations for work-related wrist pain include:
The carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist, is a narrow passageway that houses the median nerve and tendons. Repetitive motions performed by an employee, such as typing or using a mouse extensively, can result in pain, numbness, or tingling in the palm, thumb, index, and middle fingers
Top of the Wrist
Activities that involve excessive bending or extension of the wrist, such as frequent lifting or using tools that require forceful gripping, may cause your employee pain on the top of the wrist.
Thumb Side (Radial Side)
Certain tasks, like repetitive twisting or turning motions, can lead to discomfort or pain on the thumb side of a wrist, leading to inflammation of the tendons.
Tasks that involve repetitive gripping or pressure on the little finger side of the hand can contribute to pain on the ulnar side of the wrist.