Do you know
your ligaments are fibrous connective tissue that keeps the joint intact by
connecting your bones and stabilizing them? Even if the functioning is entirely
normal still, you can experience issues with your ligaments. When ligaments
extend beyond the normal range, it can cause a sprain. If you have wrist pain,
we understand how challenging it can be to perform day-to-day activities!
Whether eating, cleaning, doing office work, household chores, etc., everything
requires hand movement.
Types of Sprain or Breaks
can result from long-term problems, such as repetitive movements, arthritis,
and carpal tunnel syndrome. Remember, many factors can cause wrist pain, but
diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult. The first step to recovering from
any condition is an accurate diagnosis. It is crucial to get one in the process
of healing. You can’t afford to bear the pain; instead, seek medical help. The
more delayed the diagnosis is, the longer it takes to heal, leading to reduced
range of motion and long-term disability. Some sprains can be mild, while
others are severe and can be determined by the exact cause of the pain. Grade 1
sprains are mild where the ligament is not torn, while Grade 2 sprains are
moderate, where can expect some additional damage to the ligament. In the end,
Grade 3 is the most severe, where the ligament is 100% torn. Grade 3 sprain
requires medical attention.
Activities That Cause Sprain or Breaks
common activities in which sprained wrists include baseball, basketball,
diving, skating, skiing, and skateboarding. Breaks are often caused by
participating in football, horseback riding, hockey, rugby, skiing, and
Types of Fractures
types of fractures can occur at eight small carpal bones. The most common wrist
break or fracture is a distal radius fracture. It happens when the person tries
to balance themself after the fall and gets up or puts weight on the hands.
Then the next most common is a scaphoid fracture, which involves scaphoid
carpal bone at the base of thumb tendons. It can be painful and tender, and its
treatment depends on its severity and location.
of Sprain and Break
bruising, or a feeling of warmth surrounding the wrist are common sprain
symptoms. If the wrist is tender and you notice a popping or tearing sound
inside the wrist, it means there is a sprain. A fractured or broken wrist can
cause severe pain, and you might also notice swelling and bruising. While in
some cases, it appears bent.
If you are experiencing pain in your wrist and want to find relief, you can reach out to Form Hand Therapy at (510) 350-303