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Wrist Pain

Based upon your answers, your wrist pain could be due to tendonitis or a sprain, and it may improve on its own over time.

To decrease pain, rest the wrist and avoid aggravating those activities that may have triggered the pain; a splint or brace may be helpful. Over-the-counter pain medications, apply topicals (such as IcyHot or BenGay), or the application of ice may also provide some relief.

More information about your wrist pain may be helpful to better understand why your wrist is hurting.

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