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

Sports activities

Many people break bones in their wrists or hands while participating in:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling
  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • In-line skating

Health conditions

You may be more susceptible to broken bones if you have:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone disease
  • Calcium deficiency
Jul. 07, 2011