The doctor will perform some physical examinations and order some tests to diagnose the cause of wrist pain and inflammation. To diagnose a problem the doctor will want to hear the symptoms, may check the range of movement and strength of the wrist.
X-rays, ultrasound scans, CT scans and MRI scans are performed to evaluate the bones and joints. Arthroscopy is another modern procedure involving a small cut on the wrists. A tiny camera is attached and inserted through the cut. The camera projects the pictures on the monitor for the doctor to have a clear view of the injury