wrist sprain treatment

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  • Treatment of Wrist Sprain

    Treatment of Wrist Sprain

    Wrist sprain, in most cases, can be managed at home with care and medications, but, it is advisable to get the injury evaluated by a doctor before beginning treatment. If there is no fracture or significant instability of sprained wrist, it is managed by the "RICE" method. This includes giving rest to the wrist for 24-48 hours, applying ice for the first 48 hours after injury for about 20 minutes every 3-4 hours, using compression bandage and elevating the limb above the level of the heart. These can help decrease the swelling and pain. Simple analgesics such as acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen can help decrease pain. More severe wrist sprain may need immobilisation in a cast or surgery.

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