Wrist Contusion Overview
What is a wrist contusion?
A person with a wrist contusion has a bruise overlying the wrist joint. A bruise is a collection of blood beneath the skin, caused by blood vessels that have broken at the time of an injury. A direct blow to the wrist, or twisting the wrist, can cause a wrist contusion. Wrist contusions occur commonly with wrist sprains and wrist fractures.
What are the symptoms of a wrist contusion?
Symptoms of a wrist contusion include wrist pain, swelling, tenderness, and bruising.
How does the doctor treat a wrist contusion?
Treatment for a wrist contusion may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and a sling. An ACE wrap may help reduce swelling and provide support. Additional treatment may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or narcotic pain medications for pain.
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