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A 46-year-old member asked:

my wrist feels sprained for no reason and i'm not sure why. what should i do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Rest and then: Modify activity and then get evaluated . With no obvious history of injury one must think of other things such as tendon irritation synovitus or some type of abnormality in alignment of the wrist or forearm bones, if rest splinting activity modification don't work you should be evaluated.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are ways that your wrist can get sprained?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Many: Foosh..Fall on outstretched hand is most common.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if i sprained or strained my wrist?

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the two is to get an xray and see your orthopaedic surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:

My wrist feels like it keeps getting sprained but i never do anything to it..Help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
A wrist sprain can : Mild or subtle or can represent a fairly significant injury. So there is nothing as "just a sprain" just because an initial x-ray s is read as negative. So if persistent pain you need a proper exam and a treatment plan.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how to know if my wrist sprained or damaged?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
A good examination: You need an examination by a hand surgeon. Wear a splint until you can be seen.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if my wrist is sprained, but not sure.?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon for an examination and possible MRI if exam indicates ligamentous injury. In the mean time recommend wrist splint, icing, and behavioral modification.

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