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How can you control the swelling of your injured wrist?

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Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times the first day. You may apply a compression wrap such as an Ace bandage. Elevate the wrist above heart level.

From: Wrist Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Denver: "Hand and Wrist Injury."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hand/Wrist/Arm Problems."

Wrist Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Denver: "Hand and Wrist Injury."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hand/Wrist/Arm Problems."

Wrist Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

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