A sprained wrist is a very common injury in which the ligaments and tendons of the wrist are stretched too far. A sprained wrist can vary from a slight stretch to minor tears in the tendon to a full tear of the ligament. Common causes of a wrist sprain include falling on an outstretched arm or blunt trauma such as punching or being hit, twisting the wrist in an awkward position, or exerting extreme pressure on the wrist.
When you sprain your wrist, you’ll most likely encounter a combination of a number of symptoms including pain, swelling, tenderness, warmth, bruising, weakness, loss of motion, or a popping/tearing of the wrist. Without proper treatment, you may experience chronic pain, decreased grip strength or a permanent weakness or limited range of motion.
Our Kinetic Living team will provide chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy to relieve tension on your tendons, muscles, and ligaments as well as decreased pain and improve range of motion, overall improving your recovery time.