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happens when a ligament in your wrist is stretched or torn. Ligaments are tough tissues that connect bones. Ligaments support your joints and keep your bones in place. A wrist sprain is usually caused by a fall onto your outstretched hand, an injury that causes sudden twisting of the wrist.
may include a support device, such as a brace, cast, or splint. These devices limit movement and protect your joint. Treatment may also include pain medicine, physical therapy, or surgery if the ligament does not heal.
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