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9 Home Remedies for Wrist Injuries

Posted by Ryan Greenwood

March 8, 2018 at 10:49 AM

When you're at home healing a wrist injury rather than out doing your favorite physical activities, the waiting is often the most frustrating part. Sure, you know you're supposed to ice, compress, and rest it for several days but you want to do things that involve using both hands and it's tough to sit around watching movies instead. Even if you're completely familiar with the usual R.I.C.E. procedures of rest, ice, compression, and elevation, these don't actually take up much of your day. After all, resting is what's causing the problem, icing only takes twenty minutes out of every two hours, and compression takes maybe fifteen total minutes out of the day getting it in and out of the elastic bandage or wrist brace. The rest of the day that you're not at work on light duty, it's just waiting.

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Topics: wrist injuries

Treatments For Wrist Injuries: 10 Exercises and Stretches That Can Help Strengthen Your Wrist

Posted by Andrea Hamel

November 2, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Pain, stiffness, or weakness in your wrists can make everyday activities difficult and agonizing to do. Unfortunately, most individuals believe the nagging discomfort they feel is incurable, and choose to bear through the pain instead of looking for ways to alleviate their suffering. However, this isn't true, and relief is possible by strengthening your wrists with some simple exercises. Before performing any of the stretches listed below, be sure to consult a doctor about the proper treatment for your wrist injury. An accurate diagnoses is your first true step towards recovery. While these exercises are useful after an injury, you can also perform them to prevent wrist strain from ever occurring.

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Topics: Treating Wrist Injuries, wrist injuries

Common Gymnastic Wrist Injuries: A Dorsal Wrist Impingement [Infographic]

Posted by Jeremy Gesicki

August 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Gymnastics is a wonderful sport that really challenges your body and your reflexes. Unfortunately, it also challenges your joints, especially your knee and wrist joints. As a result, gymnasts often suffer from a dorsal wrist impingement. Learning how to diagnose and treat this wrist injury can help you or your gymnast children from falling victim to this injury.

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Topics: infographic, wrist injuries

Don't let that painful wrist keep you down!

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 10, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Your wrist doesn't care how it was injured - it just knows that it was injured. Maybe you fell and caught yourself with your outstretched arm. Maybe you've been playing too much Candy Crush or Mah Jong. Maybe arthritis is creeping into that wrist. It doesn't really matter how it happened. You just know that now it hurts to pick up a cup of coffee or grab the steering wheel. It hurts to work out at the gym or to pick up that newborn grandbaby. It hurts to type at work, and forget about Mah Jong!

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Topics: wrist injuries

Hand and Wrist Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Wrist injuries accounting for 3–9% of the all sports injuries. However, wrist pain from repetitive motion in the workplace are much more common.

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Topics: wrist injury, wrist pain, wrist injuries

Common Causes of Wrist Pain: Treating Wrist Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

March 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

There are a variety of causes of wrist pain ranging from sports and repetitive injuries to medical conditions such as gout or pseudogout. The treatment for wrist injuries depends on the degree and cause of the discomfort and includes interventions such as home-applied first aid to emergency room visits.

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Topics: wrist injuries

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