Your wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones arranged in two rows between the bones in your forearm and the bones in your hand. They are connected with tough bands of ligament that attach to your forearm bones and hand bones.
Injuries to any of the parts of your wrist can cause pain and affect your ability to use your wrist and hand. Most common causes of hand and wrist are repetitive strain injuries. Any activity that involves repetitive wrist motion from swinging a golf club or typing can inflame the soft tissues around joints especially when you perform the movement for a long period of time without rest.
The most common and well known condition is carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition usually arises from increased pressure on the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel, a passageway in the palm side of your wrist.
However, hand pain can also be indicative of a pinched nerve in your neck due to a herniated disc. The best way to treat hand/wrist pain is properly diagnosing the origin of pain. From there, carpal manipulation and physical therapy is generally very effective in treating most soft tissue injuries to the wrist and hand.