Wrist Pain after Injury Overview
Another name for Wrist Pain after Injury is Wrist Injury.
What is a wrist injury?
A person with a wrist injury has damage to a structure within the wrist, caused by an injury. Soft tissue wrist injuries include stab wounds, lacerations, abrasions, and puncture wounds.
What are the symptoms of a wrist injury?
Common symptoms of a wrist injury include wrist pain, tenderness, and swelling. A severe wrist injury may result in a deformed wrist.
How does the doctor treat a wrist injury?
The treatment for a wrist injury depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for a wrist injury may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and immobilization in a cast or splint. Surgery may be required for severe wrist injuries.
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