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Adolescent Wrist Pain

Published:October 04, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.08.017
      Adolescence is a difficult time, both physically and emotionally. Rapid growth coupled with physical changes in the background of high levels of activity can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, unfamiliar life stressors coupled with undeveloped compensatory mechanisms can lead to overwhelming anxiety and emotional distress. Emotional factors can make injuries and overuse syndromes feel more catastrophic. Occasionally, an adolescent’s emotional distress can manifest physically, without antecedent injury or physiologic cause. Understanding the psychological milieu is as important as understanding the disease processes that can affect adolescents if one hopes to manage these patients effectively.

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