Ulnar-sided wrist pain has often been equated with low back pain because of
its insidious onset, vague and chronic nature, intermittent symptoms, and
frustration that it induces in patients. Chronic ulnar-sided wrist pain may be
accompanied by a history of Workers' Compensation claims and unrelenting and
irresolvable pain, and it may occur in patients with difficult personalities.
Despite these issues, many patients with ulnar-sided wrist pain do have
pathologic lesions that may be amenable to surgical treatment.