5 Things You Need to Know About Wrapping A Sprained Wrist

Wrist sprains are usually the result of a fall. Sticking out your hand is the first thing you do when falling to brace for impact. This means your wrist bears the weight of your body and the full impact of the fall. Because there are so many bones and muscles in the wrist and hand, it's important to immobilize as much of the area as possible, and that mean the fingers. Wrap a sprained wrist beginning well above the knuckles of the hand and work your way downward around the wrist joint.

You need to protect your sprained wrist. (Image: vadimguzhva/iStock/Getty Images)

Wrist sprains are usually the result of a fall. Sticking out your hand is the first thing you do when falling to brace for impact. This means your wrist bears the weight of your body and the full impact of the fall. Because there are so many bones and muscles in the wrist and hand, it's important to immobilize as much of the area as possible, and that mean the fingers. Wrap a sprained wrist beginning well above the knuckles of the hand and work your way downward around the wrist joint.

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