3. Relax Your Wrists
If you find that certain activities cause you to tense your hands or wrists, remind yourself to consciously relax them. (6) Use only as much force or tension as necessary, and take regular breaks.
Avoid activities that cause extreme wrist flexion in any direction, and use supportive braces and splints as necessary.
4. Use an Ice Pack
Cold therapy is one of the best ways to reduce swelling and pain without taking a painkiller. Aim to ice your wrists for 10-15 minutes every hour (twice an hour for severe pain). For best results, alternate ice and heat as you feel necessary. (7)