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Warm Weather’s Arrival May Cause the Need for Wrist Supports to Increase

Posted by Andrea Hamel

May 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM

With a bevy of warm weather sports activities on the horizon, it’s time to prepare for one of the most common problems that athletes face to occur, wrist injuries. Wrist injuries run the gamut from dislocations and fractures to sprains. Sprains tend to be the more common of the three. Thankfully, there are treatments like wrist supports available.

Most physicians and physiotherapists divide wrist sprains up into three different categories, also known as grades. The first grade includes minor injuries that can typically be addressed at home with the aid of kinesiology tape, over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. Second and third grade injuries are obviously more severe and may require instantaneous, specialized medical attention.

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Simple Wrist Exercises Can Prevent Wrist Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Suffering from a wrist injury is problematic because it will make it more difficult to perform a variety of simple activities. Thankfully, it's possible to increase your wrist strength before and after an injury with wrist exercises. This will help decrease the likelihood of injury, as well as injury severity.

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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

Treating Wrist Injuries: What Is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Hand and wrist injuries are fairly common among athletes, accounting for between 3 and 9 percent of all sports injuries, according to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are some of the most prevalent in the athletic community, due to the repetitive actions performed during many sports activities.

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Topics: wrist injury, Treating Wrist Injuries

Treating Wrist Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 2, 2016 at 10:37 AM

All athletes know the feelings: the push, the drive, the elation when achieving a goal.  Most athletes know this feeling: the dread when you hear something in your body pop that's not supposed to.  They know the anguish of having to take a step back from the level of intensity that they are used to.  And, even though wrist injuries are not one of the most common sports-related injuries, they are still devastating when this common body part cannot be used to its full potential.

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Topics: wrist injury

Wrist Fractures: Treating Wrist Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 18, 2015 at 1:12 PM

The wrist is made up of the two bones of the forearm, the radius and ulna, and the eight carpal bones. There are many ligaments and muscles that attach to the bones. A wrist fracture is a break or crack in one or more of these bones. The most common cause of a fracture is a fall on an outstretched hand. Signs and symptoms of a wrist injury include:

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Topics: wrist injury

Which Wrist Brace Should You Use?

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 2, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Maybe you were playing ball with the kids, or you have been doing a repetitive motion too much and your wrist hurts. Your doctor might tell you to wear a brace for awhile.

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Topics: wrist brace, wrist injury

3 Tips On How To Avoid Common Sport Injuries

Posted by Andrea Hamel

October 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM

There's nothing worse than getting injured playing a sport you love. Common sport injuries can be easily avoided, but have the potential to cause a person a great deal of pain and could negatively affect their life off the field. Sport injuries are debilitating, but can be prevented. Here are 3 tips on how to avoid common sport injuries:

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Topics: shoulder injuries, sports injuries, ankle injury, wrist injury, knee injury

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