Participating in certain sports activities or having certain health conditions may increase your chances of experiencing a broken wrist or broken hand.

Sports activities

Certain activities may increase your risk of breaking bones in your wrist or hand, such as:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling
  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • In-line skating
  • Jumping on a trampoline

Health conditions

You may be more susceptible to broken bones if you:

  • Have osteoporosis or another bone disease
  • Are a smoker, because smoking affects the absorption of calcium
  • Have a diet that's lacking in bone-building calcium and vitamin D
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