Use pain relievers available without a prescription, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others). Rest, ice and using a wrist support may help.
When to seek immediate medical care
See a health care professional immediately if there is:
- An injury.
- Serious pain.
- Reduced movement or altered sensation.
When to make a doctor's appointment
Make an appointment to see a health care professional if:
- Persistent pain and swelling.
- Unexplained pain.
- Affects daily activity.
Last Updated Jun 24, 2023