What is the most common injury to the wrist?

A sprain is the most common injury to the wrist. The sprain is a damage to the ligaments, a type of tissue that connects the bones in the wrist joint same as any other joints.

When you fall frontward, as for how you jaunt running or rollerblading, your common or instinct response is to put your hands out in front of you to catch yourself. However, this response will make you land on your palm, which results in twisting your wrist backward. This leads to stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in your wrist, thereby resulting in a wrist sprain.

Bone fracture is another common injury to the wrist. Bones can be fractured and dislocated. A break or crack in a bone is called a fracture. A bone is said to be dislocated when it is disturbed from its original position, projecting outwards, out of place so that they no longer line up correctly at the joint.

This can decrease the ability to move and cause pain. Scaphoid (one among the eight small bones in the wrist) fractures account for many wrist fractures. Wrist fractures are widespread both in sports and motor vehicle accidents. The break usually occurs during a fall on the stretched out wrist. The angle at which the wrist strikes the ground may determine the type of injury.