I have pain in my wrist and any time I stretch my arm, it burns. What is this? The pain occurs in my wrist at the base of my thumb about 3-4 inches down. It feels like a ligament or something is out of place and the muscles look sort of different from my left wrist. I have read in a few medical journals that it could be tendonitis or carpul tunnel. I am on the computer and typing a lot and my wrists are elevated a lot, but the pain started when I was messing with my dog and I threw my arm out and twisted my wrist at the same time. After I did that, it started to hurt. Can someone help me out on what to do at home to help it, or whether I should consult a doctor?