Question: How Long Does Wrist Pain Last?

How do you heal a sprained wrist fast?

To speed the healing, you can:Rest your wrist for at least 48 hours.Ice your wrist to reduce pain and swelling.

Compress the wrist with a bandage.Elevate your wrist above your heart, on a pillow or the back of a chair.

Take anti-inflammatory painkillers.

Use a cast or splint to keep your wrist immobile.More items…•.

How can I relieve wrist pain?

Treatments for wrist pain wearing a wrist brace or splint to reduce swelling and ease wrist pain. applying hot or cold compresses for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. taking anti-inflammatory or pain-reliving medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. having surgery to repair the median nerve, in severe cases.

Will a sprained wrist heal on its own?

Most of the time, a sprained wrist will heal on its own. There are a few ways to alleviate the pain of a wrist sprain and speed the healing process. Rest your wrist for a couple of days, icing it for 20-30 minutes every few hours.

How do I know if my wrist pain is serious?

When to See a Doctor for Wrist Pain You need emergency care for wrist pain after an injury caused by a fall or some other type of trauma, and there is an obvious deformity of your wrist (possible dislocation or broken wrist), swelling, severe pain, or loss of sensation in any part of your hand.

What is the home remedy for wrist pain?

If the pain is creeping in, you can help relieve the pain at home. Applying heat or ice to the sore area can help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve movement. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or pain relievers might help if needed. Try modifying your activities to give your achy hands or wrists a rest.

When should I see a doctor for wrist pain?

Not all wrist pain requires medical care. Minor sprains and strains usually respond to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications. But if pain and swelling last longer than a few days or become worse, see your doctor.