Excessive stretch or tear of the wrist ligaments.
A sudden backward bend of the wrist, usually occurring when using the hand as protection when falling.
Swelling of the wrist, pain during hand or wrist movement, inability to bend wrist without pain, tenderness at injury location.
R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Rest wrist joint and reduce activity using hand. Ice wrist to reduce swelling and promote healing. Compress swelling with a wrist wrap or elastic bandage. This will also help stabilize wrist. Elevate wrist to reduce excessive blood flow to area. A wrist brace will help stabilize wrist to help prevent further injury. As with any orthopedic injury, see a medical professional for a complete evaluation. Click for Wrist Stretches