What is a Sprained Wrist?
A wrist sprain (sprained wrist) is a common sports injury. And, it only takes a second for loss of balance to occur. It’s a common occurrence, as you slip you stick your hand out to break your fall. However, once your hand hits the ground, your wrist bends backward toward your forearm. Bending your wrist this way can stretch the connecting ligaments too far. And the result is tiny tears or a broken wrist.
Reoccurring wrist sprains are common and when they do, you are more suspectable to them. This makes your wrist more vulnerable for sprains, making it likely to occur when it is hit or you apply extreme pressure.
Causes of a Wrist Sprain
Anyone can get a sprain if they fall. However, they are most common in sports, such as:
- Basketball players
- Baseball players
- Skiers, especially when they fall while still holding a pole
- Inline skaters