Wrist Sprain Overview
What is a wrist sprain?
A person with a wrist sprain has a stretched or torn a ligament in the wrist. Ligaments are strong fibrous bands that hold the bones in place during movement.
What are the symptoms of a wrist sprain?
The most common symptom of a wrist sprain is wrist pain that is worse with movement. Additional symptoms of a wrist sprain may include wrist swelling, wrist tenderness, and decreased range of motion of the wrist.
How does the doctor treat a wrist sprain?
Treatment for a wrist sprain may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, a forearm splint, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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