Ulnar wrist pain is pain on the side of your wrist opposite the thumb. The pain is often mild at first, but can become severe enough to prevent you from doing simple tasks. Finding the exact cause of your wrist pain can be difficult. But when diagnosed correctly, ulnar wrist pain can be treated with surgery and other methods.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat hundreds of people with ulnar wrist pain.
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic specialists were the first to identify a common but unrecognized cause of ulnar wrist pain. Mayo specialists also developed a simple physical test for initial diagnosis of ulnar wrist pain.
- Advanced techniques. Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and treatment technology. State-of-the-art CT and MRI help Mayo doctors find the source of your pain. Most ulnar wrist surgery at Mayo uses minimally invasive techniques, which speed your recovery.
- Team approach. Treating ulnar wrist pain takes cooperation by specialists in orthopedics, radiology, rheumatology, sports medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Mayo specialists work together to ensure that you receive all the expertise you need.
- Time for you. Your Mayo Clinic doctors will take time to listen, discuss options and answer your questions about ulnar wrist pain.
- Research. Mayo Clinic researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat ulnar wrist pain. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
Read more about wrist pain at MayoClinic.com.