A sprained wrist can be caused by a sports injury or trauma.

Wrist swelling, pain, bruising, and tenderness are symptoms.

Rest, ice, pain relievers, and elevation of the wrist can help. A doctor may immobilize the joint with a splint.

Stretching or tearing of tissues (ligaments) connecting bones and joints in the wrist.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Usually self-treatable

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

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