What Is a Wrist Sprain?
The wrist consists of several small bones connected by a number of small ligaments.
A sprain occurs when one or more of these ligaments is overstretched. The usual mechanism of injury is due to an impact or fall onto the outstretched hand.
Patients who sustain a wrist sprain may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain and tenderness in the wrist
- Difficulty grasping or holding objects
If you sustain a wrist sprain, it is important to contact one of the Board Certified Hand and Wrist Specialists at OrthoNeuro to determine the severity of the sprain.
Improper rest and continuing activity can cause the sprain to progress in severity.
Treatment Options for Wrist Sprain
The severity of a wrist sprain can vary and therefore the treatment options will be based upon the severity.