Children often hurt their wrist after falls playing sports or riding their bike, etc., causing sprains and sometimes a broken wrist.
While your child may just have a sprained wrist if he has fallen, it is important to make sure that it isn’t actually broken instead. If your child can’t move his hand or wrist, is in severe pain, has numbness, or the bone ‘looks’ broken, then see your pediatrician or go to the emergency room. For a sprain, common first aid includes the basic RICE treatments, including:
- Compassion with an ace bandage, etc.