Acute injuries generally occur as a result of a fall or a collision with another player or an object. The injury is caused by the straining or twisting, the impact or the ‘bending double’ of the wrist. The most common symptoms are acutely occurring pain, swelling and reduced mobility the wrist. The pain is caused by the damage to the tissue around the wrist. Following the correct treatment, these problems generally disappear.
Overuse injuries are caused by the fact that the burden to which the wrist is exposed is greater than the level of load the wrist can cope with. As a consequence of this overburdening or overuse, tension and/or stretching the affected muscles around the wrist can cause pain symptoms.