A to Z: Sprain, Wristenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA 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 far.sprains, stretch, ligaments, tear, wrist, hand, twist, bend, common injury, tendon, sprained, wrists, sports injuries, falls, fell, injured wrist, wrist injuries, hurt wrist11/13/201309/16/201909/16/20194a59d414-9d31-4173-827a-4ee28f5435eahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-sprain-wrist.html/<p>A <a class="kh_anchor">sprain</a> is the stretch or partial tear of ligaments (which connect two <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a>). A wrist sprain happens when the ligaments that support the wrist bend or twist too far.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/wristLigaments-415x233-enIL.png" alt="wrist sprain" name="4872-WRISTLIGAMENTS_A_ENIL" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>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 <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports</a> that involve a lot of repeated wrist motions can also get sprains, especially if they take on these activities too quickly.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>A wrist sprain is a common injury. While it can be quite painful, it usually heals within a few weeks.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
First Aid: Strains and SprainsHere's what to do if you think your child has pulled or torn a muscle, ligament, or tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strains-sprains-sheet.html/aa0c960e-042f-41d9-bba0-ae658f8dabf1
Overuse InjuriesOveruse (or repetitive stress) injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rsi.html/810a10d4-1576-46e7-847b-f6bf8fcd9cdf
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
Strains and SprainsSprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/strains-sprains.html/019dd787-652c-4140-9d02-e668cf7701e2
X-Ray Exam: WristA wrist X-ray is a safe and painless test that can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, or show deformities of the wrist joint. It can also detect broken bones or dislocated joints.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-exam-wrist.html/2858f615-a3df-453e-ad62-3f67ebbc25bd
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