To slightly sprain or strain the neck, back, ankle etc.
From Middle English *rykke, from Old English hrycce ("rick, heap, pile"), cognate with Scots ruk ("rick"), Norwegian ruka ("rick, haystack"). Related also to Old English hrēac, from Proto-Germanic *hraukaz ("heap"). Further relations: Dutch rook, Norwegian rauk, Swedish rök, Icelandic hraukur.
From earlier wrick, from Middle English wricken, wrikken, probably from Middle Dutch *verwricken or Middle Low German vorwricken. Cognate with West Frisian wrikke, wrikje, Dutch wrikken, Low German wricken, German wricken, Danish vrikke, Swedish vricka.