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Wrist pain in gymnasts causes, diagnose and its first aid

It is common in gymnasts. It is due to repetitive forced extension of the knee. It causes compression and impaction forces on the wrist.

The condition is diagnosed by the following features.

  1. There is pain over the dorsum of the wrist.
  2. The range of flexion and extension at the wrist are limited.

First aid

  1. Give total rest initially to allow the pain to subside.
  2. Give paracetamol for pain.
  3. Advise exercises after the pain subsides.

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