Receive Treatment for Your Sprained Wrist in Louisville, KY

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A ligament is a strong band of fibrous tissue that connects the bones in a joint, such as the wrist. During movement, these flexible tissues normally expand and snap back into place. But a sprain can occur if a ligament is pushed or twisted beyond its normal capacity. For instance, the most common cause of a sprained wrist is a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Usually, the first sign of a sprained wrist is a popping sensation when the injury occurs followed by pain, bruising, and swelling. These symptoms should be promptly evaluated by a medical professional who has specialized experience and training. If you would like to consult with a fellowship-trained hand and wrist surgeon in Louisville, Kentucky, turn to Dr. Nick Foeger at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic.

How Is a Sprained Wrist Treated?

A relatively mild wrist sprain may heal on its own over several weeks. During the recovery process, it can be helpful to follow the PRICE protocol, which involves:

  • Protecting the wrist from further damage
  • Resting and avoiding activities that worsen the pain
  • Icing the painful area to alleviate swelling
  • Compressing the wrist with an elastic bandage
  • Elevating the lower arm above heart level

Also, if needed, an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) can be taken to further reduce painful inflammation, and a brace may be worn to temporarily immobilize the wrist. In the case of a severely sprained wrist, surgery may be considered to repair a completely torn ligament, ruptured muscle, or damaged joint.

Receive Sprain Treatment From an Expert in Louisville

At Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, your health and well-being are in the most capable hands. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Foeger in Louisville, KY.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150