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Wrist Sprains

Injuries caused due to stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the wrist are called wrist sprains. These injuries are usually caused by a fall during daily activities or sports activities. Sprains can range from mild to severe based on the extent of injury to the ligament. Some of the main symptoms of wrist sprains include:

  • Swelling and pain in the wrist
  • Difficulty in moving your wrist
  • Bruising around the wrist
  • Popping sensation inside the wrist
  • A feeling of warmth or feverishness in the wrist

Your doctor diagnoses this condition with the help of your medical history and physical examination of your wrist. Your doctor may also use imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans and MRI to diagnose partial ligament tears.

Treatment for wrist sprains includes surgical and non-surgical treatments. Non-surgical treatment involves immobilization of the wrist and performing strengthening exercises once the pain has reduced. Surgical treatment is used to repair the ligament if it is completely torn.

Our Providers: Hand & Wrist Specialists

  • Thomas Diliberti, M.D.

    Thomas Diliberti, M.D.

    Practice Name

    Specialty & Sub-Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery
    Total Joint Replacement
    • Elbow
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Finger
    • Forearm
    • Hand
    • Joint Finger Replacement
    • Sports Medicine (7 years and older)
    • Wrist
  • Hugh A. Frederick, MD

    Hugh “Bo” Frederick, MD

    Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand
    • Sports Medicine
    • Wrist
  • Aimee L. Schimizzi, MD

    Specialty & Sub-Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Address

    7777 Forest Lane, C-425, Dallas, TX, 75230

    Website

    • Dallas Hand Center
  • Megan M. Wood, M.D.

    Megan M. Wood, M.D.

    Practice Name

    Specialty & Sub-Specialties

    Orthopedic Surgery
    • Elbow
    • Hand
    • Wrist
    • Fractures
    • Sports Medicine
    • Treats all ages (birth-adult)