Wrist Pain

Why do I get wrist pain and what are the causes?

Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures which are the result of an injury. It can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Who suffers from wrist pain?

Wrist pain can happen to anyone.

What are the common symptoms of wrist pain?

Following injury, your wrist may be swollen, bruised and painful due to the damage to the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, etc. 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, Solpadeine is not advised for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and you should seek advice from your GP about this condition.

Should I be concerned about my wrist pain?

When you damage any part of your wrist, the pain can make it difficult to use your wrist and hand comfortably. However, minor sprains and strains usually respond to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications.

What not to do when you have wrist pain

Try to avoid playing any type of sporting activity.

What can I do about wrist pain?

Rest and keep your wrist elevated as much as possible as this will help prevent further swelling.

For wrist pain relief try Solpadeine Plus or Solpadeine Max.

Ask your pharmacist for more advice.


  • Clinically proven to work when regular pain relief is not enough1
  • The soluble tablets get to work 2x faster than Paracetamol tablets*
  • Available in tablets, soluble tablets and capsules

1Only applicable to Solpadeine Plus and Solpadeine Max
*Based on absorption data

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