A sprain is the stretch or partial tear of ligaments (which
connect two bones).
A wrist sprain happens when the ligaments that support the wrist bend or twist too
More to Know
The wrist joint is made of bones, ligaments (strong bands that hold the bones together),
and tendons (bands that attach muscle to bone). People may sprain a wrist when they
trip and hold their hand out to stop the fall. Those who play sports
that involve a lot of repeated wrist motions can also get sprains, especially if they
take on these activities too quickly.
Keep in Mind
A wrist sprain is a common injury. While it can be quite painful, it usually heals
within a few weeks.
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