A rower's wrist, also known as intersection syndrome, is particularly common in rowers and sports such as tennis. The cause of these wrist complaints is often overburdening of the extensor and flexor muscles of the wrist. Complaints are often pain when bending and stretching the wrist, warmth and swelling. Physiotherapy can reduce the complaints by means of specific advice and physical treatment.
In the case of a rower's wrist, there is especially pain in the middle of the upper part of the forearm. The symptoms mainly occur when bending the wrist, but they can certainly also occur when stretching the wrist. Because we speak of overburdening, it is possible that the wrist feels slightly warm and that some swelling is present.