An wrist sprain is a relatively common injury and usually happens when falling onto an outstretched arm (known as a ‘FOOSH’ injury) – causing the ligaments of the wrist to sprain or tear.
A sprained wrist is likely to be painful and swollen and will often have bruising around the injured area. The wrist is usually painful to move and bear weight on.
A Range of Techniques
We work using hands-on manual techniques to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the ligaments around the wrist as well as to help with its mobility. We can also employ a range of other techniques such as ultrasound therapy, kinesio taping and acupuncture to help manage pain levels and speed up recovery.
Rehabilitation Exercise Programme
You will also be advised on exercises, stretches, icing etc. to help facilitate the recovery and rehabilitation of your wrist.
For serious wrist injuries – such as tears or possibly even fractures – we may need to refer you for further tests in order to ascertain the level of damage and communicate with a specialist to determine the prognosis and optimal treatment plan.
Our Osteopathy & Shockwave Therapy clinic covers areas including March, Ely, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St Ives & Whittlesey and beyond.
Contact us now to book a free 15-minute chat with an Osteopath to see how we could help you.
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