Wrist pain has a lot of possible causes, including a sprain, tendonitis, arthritis, and fractures. Some may heal with rest, while others may need treatment and/or be chronic issues that have the potential to cause long-term pain in the wrist. Wrist pain may develop because of sudden impact or injury. For example, a wrist sprain may cause discomfort when the ligament is overstretched. This type of wrist pain usually appears suddenly when the injury occurs. Here we will explore common causes, signs, and treatment options.