Wrist Sprain (Injury)

Today is Wednesday .. and for any of you who have been keeping up with my schedule, today’s topic is of an injury. This particular injury may not be the most “popular” one but it is an injury nonetheless and so we shall talk about it. First question: has anyone reading this post ever sprained or dislocated their wrist? Let me know in the comment section your experience. 

 

What does it mean to sprain your wrist:

  • usually involves the wrist being bent forward or back
  • Not commonly known to occur as an “overuse” injury
  • Can vary from mild to a more severe sprain of the wrist (Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3)

Symptoms:

  • Sudden pain in the wrist
  • if more severe you will feel a tearing or popping
  • Tender spot where the ligament was damaged
  • mild swelling
  • and bruising in more severe cases

This all depends on the location and the extent of the injury

Treatment:

  • More mild wrist sprains can be treated at home using the R.I.C.E method
  • Compression bandage can help reduce swelling (not for more than 10 minutes at a time)
  • More severe cases will most likely require immobilization in a split for some weeks
  • Surgery could be required for full ruptures
  • Rehab after surgery is useful.

With this all being said, seek medical care if something should happen like this to play it safe. 

 

Fitness WonderWoman,

Shay-lon xo

 

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You can assume I have a love for fitness & a love for Wonderwoman -- both assumptions are correct. I am an ACSM certified personal trainer of 7+ years -- I currently reside in Ohio and live a simplistic life at the age of 29. If I am not lifting, I am eating, sleeping, traveling, exploring, or movie watching. I recently moved during a pandemic, now I am focused on self care (self love), building a business of my own in personal training, becoming a professional blogger, starting a podcast and doing things that make me happy! I am a sister, daughter, and loyal friend --- I love everyone's dog and I am on a mission to pet as many dogs as possible everywhere I go! LOL. My mission is to talk health (physical/mental), design programming, motivational speak, learn, grow, prosper, build others and make as many people smile as possible because I want nothing more than to be the change I seek in the world.

11 thoughts on “Wrist Sprain (Injury)

    1. Neither have I , thankfully and yes another person made mention that is was inconvenient for sure.
      I think I have only hurt my lower half once and never my upper half lol. I guess I have been lucky!

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    1. Jim, you have sprained all of those? damn! was it all from biking or different events ?
      Did they all heal up properly and function okay? I feel like the wrist would definitely be an inconvenience that would annoy me.

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    1. Oh wow! seriously? now did you need surgery or was yours not as severe? How did happy during bicep curls? I know when I am lifting heavier weights with the barbell, I can feel a weakness in my wrist ..

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    2. I think the weight was too heavy and I also didn’t hold the barbell properly. I’m touching the safety techniques in my studies now which is so helpful. I made a lot of mistakes. It’s not severe I do however feel like seeing a doc.

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    3. I think you should see a doctor , just in case. I rather be safe than sorry.
      Well , see I thought about getting a wrist wrap to wear for heavier weights when doing curls and so maybe I will invest in some just in case. I am glad it isn’t too severe though 😀

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