A sprain occurs when the ligament that connects bone to bone are stretched or torn. It can result as the wrist is bent forcefully backwards or fall on to the palms.
These may vary according to intensity, location and degree of injury.
Some of common symptoms are:-
The doctor will review the history of injury, symptoms past medical history. The entire arm is examined to check for the other site of injury.
Depending upon the check for grade of sprain X-RAY, MRI, CT is performed
Grade 1, mild, sprains when the ligaments are only stretched, but no tear.
Grade 2, moderate, sprains some ligaments can be torn. It may involve some loss of function.
Grade 3, severe, sprains in which ligament is completely torn. These require immediate medical & surgical attention
An avulsion fracture can also result in this type of sprain