The human wrist is made up of 8 small bones called carpals that form a hinge joint between the forearm and hand. Pain in the wrist is common and the joint can be injured in a variety of manners including from repetitive motion. Common problems include sprains and strains, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and problems associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. The wrist specialists at New Mexico Orthopaedics can work with you to discover the cause and nature of your problem and to design an appropriate course of treatment. If you are interested in learning more about common wrist problems and treatments, please look at our Patient Education Articles.