Hi and thanks for the query,
It would be important to know a few things to better evaluate the pain you are feeling. for how long have you been feeling this pain? Is there any notion of trauma or not?
Do you have any fever? Is it the first time you are feeling?
A complete physical examination would help in better ascertaining the origin of this pain, If it is due to a trauma, a local anti inflammatory drug with a simple analgesic
most of the time would be sufficient in controlling the pain. Immobilizing the wrist on its own too might help, and ice parks do help too.
In case there is any fever or general signs of unrest, an X ray
might be useful, as well blood tests like markers of acute inflammation (CrP and Erythrocyte sedimentation Rate
) and a complete blood count
in search of raised white blood cells. These could be indirect markers of an acute infection.
For now I suggest you immobilize the wrist, use some ice parks if available. Applying local Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory drugs and simple analgesics should be sufficient.
Persistence or aggravation of symptoms within a few days should warrant a consultation with your family physician.
Thanks and best regards,