Wrist injuries affect 46% to 80% of all gymnasts. It is the most commonly injured upper extremity site among female gymnasts, and the secondGymnastics balance beam most commonly injured upper extremity among male gymnasts.

Among competitive gymnastics, 15% to 20% of gradual-onset injuries affect the wrist. A survey of collegiate gymnasts found 79% had wrist pain, and 66% had symptoms for four months or longer. Among these athletes, 37% trained through wrist pain without limitation and 13% sought medical treatment. However, because a large proportion of gymnasts with wrist pain continue to train and defer medical evaluation, the prevalence of wrist injury is underreported.

-Source: Clinics in Sports Medicine, January 2015