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Wrist Sprain

Medical Definition: Excessive stretch or tear of the wrist ligaments.

Causes:
A sudden backward bend of the wrist, usually occurring when
using the hand as protection when falling.

Symptoms:
Swelling of the wrist, pain during hand or wrist movement,
inability to bend wrist without pain, tenderness at injury location

Recommended Treatment:
R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Rest wrist joint and reduce activity using hand. Ice wrist to reduce swelling and promote healing. Compress swelling with a wrist wrap or elastic bandage. This will also help stabilize wrist. Elevate wrist to reduce excessive blood flow to area. A wrist brace will help stabilize wrist to help prevent further injury. As with any orthopedic injury, see a medical professional for a complete evaluation. Click for Wrist Stretches



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