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Wrist Pain

Based upon your answers, your wrist pain could be due to tendonitis or a sprain; it should improve over time.

To decrease pain, rest the wrist and avoid overuse. Over-the-counter pain medications, topical treatments (such as IcyHot or BenGay), or the application of ice might be helpful. If symptoms are getting worse or do not go away, consult your physician.

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