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Wrist Sprain


  • Diagnosis [ edit ] A diagnosis of a sprain can often be made with a good degree of certainty by physical examination based on the clinical presentation and method of injury. In some cases, X-rays are obtained to ensure that there is no fracture.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • This will reduce swelling. After 2 or 3 days, if your swelling is gone, apply a heating pad set on low or a warm cloth to your wrist. This helps keep your wrist flexible and reduces pain.[wikihow.com]
  • Some of the symptoms to look for if you think you might have a sprained wrist include 1 : A popping or tearing sensation when the injury occurs Swelling and tenderness Pain while moving the wrist joint Bruising For more severe sprains with a lot of swelling[blog.gameready.com]
  • Ice Ice may help reduce swelling and pain in the first few days after the injury. Compression Compression can reduce swelling. Use an elastic bandage around the wrist. Elevation Elevation can also help reduce swelling.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • Careful management of swelling is critical to the healing process as additional fluid may pool in the sprained area.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Other symptoms that many be signs of a fracture include significant swelling, bruising, tenderness, deformity, and causes of the injury like falling onto your wrist and sports injuries.[wikihow.com]
  • Falling on an outstretched hand with your wrist stretched causes this to happen. It is the most common cause. There are other ways it can happen. Risk Factors Playing sports may raise your risk.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • Breaking your fall, a sudden blow, or twisting in the wrong direction can sprain your wrist. No matter how it happens, you want to heal as quickly as possible.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Sprain of wrist after fall while ice skating There are certain factors which increase risk of sprains. Fatigue of muscles generally leads to sprains. When one suddenly starts to exercise after a sedentary lifestyle, sprains are quite common.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • […] most sprains can heal on their own, so if it’s not broken, just try following the steps below and wait for the healing process to run its course. 3 How to Heal a Sprained Wrist If you’re concerned that you might have a wrist fracture, always consult a physician[blog.gameready.com]
  • In instances of significant wrist trauma that leads to severe pain, swelling, bruising, and/or loss of hand function, it's best to see your family physician or emergency department immediately so that the correct diagnosis can be made.[wikihow.com]
  • American Academy of Family Physicians. Reviewed/Updated: 08/06. Created: 01/96 Keene D, Williams MA, Segar AH, Byrne C, Lamb S, et al. (Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group) (2016-02-25).[en.wikipedia.org]
  • After the pain and inflammation have subsided, do some light stretches if your wrist feels stiff.[wikihow.com]
  • Inflammation is the body’s natural response to an injury. 5 Cold can help slow the inflammation process, thereby reducing pain and swelling.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Grade II wrist sprains may feel more unstable and lead to more hand weakness than Grade I wrist sprains. 2 Be more diligent with icing.[wikihow.com]
  • The joint may need to be supported by taping or bracing, helping protect it from re-injury. [10] Functional rehabilitation [ edit ] Prolonged immobilization delays the healing of a sprain, as it usually leads to muscle atrophy and weakness.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Grade III wrist sprains involve completely severed ligaments, which will need surgery to repair. [14] Other serious wrist conditions that your doctor should consider are fractures, dislocations, inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis or[wikihow.com]
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. . Published March 1, 2019. Wrist Sprains. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. . Accessed March 11, 2019. Sprains and Strains.[blog.gameready.com]
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases—National Institutes of Health website. Available at: . Updated January 30, 2015. Accessed June 11, 2018. Wrist sprains.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • Questions and Answers about Sprains and Strains - US National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases[en.wikipedia.org]
Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Topical NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2015;(6):CD007402. Overview of Sprains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: Updated August 2017.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • "Topical NSAIDs for acute musculoskeletal pain in adults". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 6 (6): CD007402. doi : 10.1002/14651858.CD007402.pub3.[en.wikipedia.org]
Wrist Pain
  • Although a single adjustment can sometimes completely relieve your wrist pain and restore full range of motion, more than likely it will take a few treatments to notice significant results.[wikihow.com]
  • Moving a sprained wrist too much may increase irritation and slow down the healing process, so try to keep it immobilized in a brace, especially for the first several days after the injury.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Potential complications of corticosteroid injections include infection, bleeding, tendon weakening, local muscle atrophy and nerve irritation / damage.[wikihow.com]
Numbness of the Hand
  • Warning See your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms: quickly escalating severe wrist pain, paralysis or numbness in your hands or arms, wrist joint at a strange angle, high fever, sudden unexplained weight loss[wikihow.com]
  • […] all the way up to the middle of your forearm, overlapping the elastic wrap as you go. [6] The wrist wrap, tape or neoprene wrist support should be snug, but not cutting off your circulation — make sure your hand doesn't turn blue, get cold or start to tingle[wikihow.com]


  • Treatment includes: Acute Care Rest Your wrist will need time to heal.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • Submit Tips If you have a new injury or symptoms that are more than mild, it's best to have a doctor check before starting treatment.[wikihow.com]
  • However, if you know you have a sprained wrist, home treatment can help move along the healing process. 1,4 1. Immediately ice the injury.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Treatment [ edit ] The first modality for a sprain can be remembered using the acronym RICE. [4] The treatment of sprains depends on the extent of injury and the joint involved.[en.wikipedia.org]


  • "Injuries and other adverse events associated with yoga practice: A systematic review of epidemiological studies". Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21 (2): 147–154. doi : 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.08.026.[en.wikipedia.org]
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  • Prevention Wrist sprains may not always be preventable. Wear proper padding and safety gear when you take part in sports or activities.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • The compression may help prevent the formation of edema (excess fluid) around the wrist joint, which could limit mobility, contribute to discomfort, and prolong the healing process. 6 3. Immediately elevate the injury.[blog.gameready.com]
  • Always wrap ice or frozen gel packs in a thin towel in order to prevent frostbite on your skin. 3 Use a basic wrist support.[wikihow.com]
  • PMID 30719481. a b Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff. American Academy of Family Physicians. Reviewed/Updated: 08/06. Created: 01/96 Keene D, Williams MA, Segar AH, Byrne C, Lamb S, et al.[en.wikipedia.org]

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