How To Relieve A Sore Wrist At Home

Cold weather, high humidity and temperature variations can cause severe wrist pain even to healthy people, especially if you use your hands daily for repetitive tasks.

The solution is not found at the pharmacy, because there are synthetic drugs that, besides being very expensive, won’t cure the cause – rheumatism, it will only relieve the pain. It’s known that anti-inflammatory and synthetic painkillers have side effects, so it’s better to avoid them as much as we can.

So, if you want to get rid of wrist pain, you try the below natural remedies and exercises:

Mint compresses

  • massage the painful area with essential mint oil.
  • also, mint infusion compresses, applied daily to the painful area for 10-15 minutes will reduce the pain considerably. Prepare a mint infusion by pouring a cup of hot water over a spoonful of dried mint leaves.

Cabbage leaves compresses

Warm cabbage leaves compresses, sprinkled with Swedish tincture or white vinegar will alleviate pain quickly.

How to prepare:

Crush the cabbage leaves with an empty bottle and warm them a bit in the microwave. Then sprinkle Swedish tincture over them and you’re the painful wrist in the cabbage leaf. You can let them take effect overnight.

Restrict movement

The first thing to be done is to restrict or modify the movement of your wrist in such a way that minimum pressure is exerted on the wrist. Wear a rigid splint which will any suspected movement of your wrist. Give proper rest to your wrist for about 24-48 hours as it is the most critical period.

Apply ice

In case you are suffering from inflammation, apply some ice on the affected region in order to reduce fluid accumulation and minimise the chances of swelling. Keep the ice pack on the sore wrist as much as you can, but no longer than 20 minutes.

Hot/cold compresses

You can also alter between hot and cold compress in order to quicken the recovery process and minimise pain and inflammation. Keep each pack for 10 minutes.


Wrist exercises increase flexibility and help lower the risk of injury. Stretches are recommended as a preventive measure or to ease slight pain. However, they should not be used by people with inflammation or serious joint damage unless recommended by a healthcare professional. 

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