Ligament Sprain

Ligament sprainA sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the connective tissues that connect bones to bones. Wrist and hand sprains usually occur when the wrist is bent backwards. For example when the hand hits the ground such as when someone slips or trips and falls, commonly in sports. After injury, the wrist will usually swell and may show bruising. It is usually very painful to move.

The most common ligament to be injured in the wrist is the scapho-lunate ligament. It is the ligament between two of the small bones in the wrist, the scaphoid bone and the lunate bone. There are many other ligaments in the wrist, but they are less frequently injured. Sprains can have a wide range of severity; minor sprains may have minimal stretch of the ligaments and more severe sprains may have complete ruptures of the ligament(s).

Treatment for Ligament Sprain
Physiotherapy treatment for patients with this condition is vital to hasten the healing process, ensure an optimal outcome and decrease the likelihood of injury recurrence. Treatment may comprise: