Wrist pain can be due to many of the reasons. Some are given below:

  • Rhuematoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trauma/ Fracture
  • Cervical radiculopathy (Referred pain)
  • Ulnar entrapment neuropathy
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome

                It is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel and causes pain, numbness and tingling, in the part of the hand that receives sensation from the median nerve


            Carpal tunnel syndrome can be associated with any condition that causes pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Some common conditions that can lead to CTS include obesity, oral contraceptives, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), and trauma. Other causes of this condition include intrinsic factors that exert pressure within the tunnel, and extrinsic factors (pressure exerted from outside the tunnel), which include benign tumors such as lipomasganglion, and vascular malformation.


  • Pain in the wrist or hand
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger
  • Loss of grip
  • Thumb muscle wasting


  • History and Physical Examination
  • USG
  • Nerve conduction study
  • MRI

Ayurveda Treatment for Carpal tunnel syndrome:

As per Ayurveda, CTS can be taken as one of the ‘Vatvyadhi’. Here pain occurs due to obstruction in the flow of ‘Vayu’. Treatment includes:

  • Oral Vata Pacifying drugs
  • Snehana and Swedana
  • Agnikarma
  • Rakta-Mokshana