- Extend the arm with the affected wrist in front of you and point your fingers toward the floor.
- With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.
- Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat 2 to 4 times.
How do I get my wrist to stop hurting?
- Rest your wrist. Keep it elevated above the heart level.
- Apply an ice pack to the tender and swollen area. Wrap the ice in cloth.
- Take over-the-counter pain medicines, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- Ask your health care provider if it’s OK to wear a splint for several days.
Should I stretch my wrist if it hurts?
Stretches are recommended as a preventive measure or to ease slight pain. However, they should not be used by people with inflammation or serious joint damage unless recommended by a healthcare professional. This is because, in those cases, exercise could cause more harm to your wrists or hands.
Can wrist pain be cured?
Minor sprains and strains usually respond to ice, rest and pain medications you can buy without a prescription. But if pain and swelling last longer than a few days or become worse, see your health care provider. Delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.