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This is most likely a sprain injury of the wrist, involving the ligaments of the wrist. It is also possible to strain the ligaments, but like the ankle, it is more common to sprain the ligaments.
There are several interventions that can be done at home for this. Wearing wrist support is reasonable. It also may help to apply ice and moist heat. Ice is most important for the first few days, but moist heat is more important thereafter. It also can help to take an anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
While it is impossible to say with certainty, the vast majority of these injuries will improve before 4 weeks have passed.
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Yes. A sprain can happen without falling, such as a twisting action across the wrist. It occurs when the ligaments are suddenly pulled beyond the length that they are designed to hold.
Ibuprofen can help ease pain and secondary inflammation that occurs with such injuries, even if there is no noticeable swelling.
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