The wrist is a small joint that works in conjunction with the hand, forearm and elbow. This small joint consists of the radius and ulna in the forearm and eight carpal bones. Along with these bones located in this area, there is also a complex network of ligaments running through this joint. A wrist injury is one of the most commonly seen injuries and complaints seen by athletic trainers and physical therapists. It is important to note that this injury is one of the most commonly seen injuries in sports such as cheerleading, tennis and golf. Remember that this is a very complex area of the body and it is important to seek medical attention if you have suffered from any of these injuries. Neglecting an injury to the wrist can lead to further damage in the wrist joint but also in the surrounding areas of the wrist.