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Symptoms of a Torn Wrist Ligament

A torn ligament in the wrist is often the cause of a torquing injury of painful fall on an outstretched hand. Pain in the wrist can be any number of things, but there are a few symptoms that can indicate a torn wrist ligament. Pain is usually localized in the wrist along with limited motion and weakness. Swelling is usually present as well as a painful popping or clicking noise. If you suspect a torn wrist ligament immediate attention is necessary; non-surgical treatments are sometimes successful, but surgery is often the only successful long-term solution.

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