Diagnosis

To diagnose the underlying cause of ulnar wrist pain, your doctor may move your wrist or hand into different positions to see what hurts. Imaging tests like CT and MRI scans also may be needed.

Treatment

Treatment for some types of ulnar wrist pain may include surgery. Minimally invasive techniques may be used and can speed recovery.

Ulnar wrist pain care at Mayo Clinic

Dec. 14, 2018
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