Wrist ligament injuries are tears in the tissue that connect bone to bone. These injuries can be partial tears (sprains) or complete ruptures of the ligament. They often occur as a result of trauma (e.g. fall or a sudden twisting movement).
There will often be swelling and pain (especially with movement), bruising, weakened grip, reduced movement of the wrist and clicking or snapping.
Partial injuries can often be managed conservatively with splinting and specific exercises. Complete ruptures will require a surgical consultation. In both instances your wrist needs to be seen by a health professional.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment.