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One common example of extensor tendonitis is thumb tendonitis, or DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis. It’s sometimes called Mommy’s Thumb, but it causes plenty of misery for men, too. Here’s my article on mommy thumb with a video showing you where it is on the thumb and wrist.
Other less common wrist injuries include fractures of the small carpal bones and ligament tears. Fracture (or break – same thing) of the hamate is a very classic golf wrist fracture, but it’s pretty rare. Ligaments on the pinky side of the wrist can be torn or sprained while playing golf. This set of ligaments is called the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC); a long technical term for the strong ligaments that link your radius bone to your ulna bone down by your wrist. Pain from a TFCC tear or sprain is only on the pinky side of the wrist and forearm and can shoot into the pinky side of the hand or up along the forearm towards the elbow.