Wrist sprains and fractures caused by falls or forced twists are some common wrist injuries, explains the Virtual Sports Injury Clinic. Repetitive movements, daily activities such as sewing and typing, or conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or osteoporosis also lead to wrist injuries, notes MedlinePlus.
Sudden onset of wrist pain indicates an acute injury caused by a fall on the hand or by twisting the wrist. Damage to bones, muscles or wrist tendons results in various degrees of pain depending on the extent on injury, reports the Virtual Sports Injury Clinic. The onset of gradual wrist pain is an indication of repetitive strains or chronic injuries that occur over a period of time.