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.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 200,000 US cases per year
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks