How can I protect my broken wrist during sports?

When making the decision about the best way to protect the wrist or hand from reinjury, you should consider the nature of the injury that occurred previously. There are several different types of braces and casts that can be used to protect a wrist. Braces can be bought at pharmacies and sporting goods stores or designed specifically for an athlete. Your doctor or athletic trainer will be able to give some guidance, but sports have different rules about the type of equipment that will be allowed in practice and competition, so such rules should be taken into consideration.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Indiana University Athletic Training Education Program)

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