Because of the complexity of the area we commonly see quite a variety of problems that require treatment. Traumatic injuries to the wrist and hand are relatively common, should we be unlucky enough to fall over, the instinctive thing to do is to reach out with the hand with the wrist bent backwards. Fractures to the distal radius (forearm) and scaphoid (base of thumb) are common and require a period of time immobilised in a cast or splint.
Less common but still seen at our clinics are injuries involving deep cuts / lacerations in the area which can severe tendons and nerves.
Wrist and hand pain such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to develop more gradually often due to over-use repetitive strain problems and are common amongst musicians, those performing repetitive occupational tasks, as well as the millions of us that sit in front of computers typing all day.