Treatment Options for Wrist Pain
I.C.E. DOWN Ice Wraps
The wrist does not respond well to medical treatments. Treating wrist pain as early as possible is your best chance of making a full recovery from wrist injury. Most wrist pain can be treated without surgery. Cold therapy, proper ergonomics and use of your wrists, and exercise can resolve most writs pain. I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps for wrists are designed to deliver cold therapy to your wrists in the more convenient way possible.
Icing your wrists can give you immediate relief from wrist pain. Virtually all types of wrist pain involve inflammation. Cold therapy brings down the inflammation without the side effects of NSAIDs. Cold therapy numbs the existing pain and slows down the nerve impulses so fewer pain signals are sent to the brain.
Determining the Cause
An important step in treating wrist pain is figuring out the cause. Most wrist pain is caused by some kind of overuse injury, and adjusting how you use your wrists and hands is necessary to preventing the pain from returning. In some cases an old injury may need medical attention.
I.C.E. for Wrist Injuries
I.C.E. is always recommended for wrist injury first aid. I.C.E. stands for ice, compression, and elevation. Wrist injuries, such as a sprain or fracture, can cause noticeable swelling and bruising, but it is easy to underestimate the severity of a wrist injury.
Ice brings down the inflammation and gives you relief from the pain. It stops the tissue damage from progressing so you can start healing faster. Compression controls the swelling. Of course, you need to rest and immobilize your wrist to prevent further injury.
I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps deliver the cold and compression you need immediately after wrist injury.
Splint or Brace
Although you should exercise your wrist to maintain range of motion and build up the strength that protects it from injury, you may benefit from wearing a splint or wrist brace during certain activities or while sleeping. This can prevent moving your wrist in inappropriate ways that can cause further injury and prevent the extreme movements that can occur while you sleep.
Exercise and Ergonomics
Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend specific exercises to strengthen and protect your wrist after an injury. Wrist pain caused by overuse injuries responds well to changes in your habits, including proper posture and ergonomics while using the keyboard, proper form when playing tennis, and other changes that prevent constantly re-injuring your wrist.
Stretching and resting your wrists frequently during activities such as typing or playing video games will improve circulation and help prevent injury.
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