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.