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Jul 20, 2022

Common Hand and Wrist Injuries While Playing Sports

Posted by Dr Manu Bora

Sports improve our lives in a variety of ways and offer numerous health benefits. Sports, on the other hand, pose the risk of harm. Muscle strains, ligament tears, and tendonitis are all standard hand and wrist problems. To keep you in the game, learn about the most frequent sports-related hand and wrist injuries, as well as treatment alternatives.

Sports Hand and Wrist Injuries

Athletes' hands and wrists might suffer from a variety of injuries. There are two types of overuse injuries: traumatic (acute) and overuse (chronic). Athletes who participate in high-impact sports are prone to traumatic injuries. Football, hockey, and wrestling are examples of such activities. Athletes commonly sustain catastrophic injuries such as:
 

  • - Dislocations of the joints
  • - Muscle spasms
  • - Inflammation of the tendons
  • - Ligament ruptures
  • - Injuries to the fingers, including fractures

Overuse injuries develop when an athlete repeatedly performs a specific movement, as in baseball, tennis, or golf. The following are examples of stress-related injuries:

  • - Tendonitis
  • - Dislocation of the tendons
  • - Nerve damage
  • - Fractures due to stress

What Should I Do If My Hand or Wrist Is Injured?

If you sustain a wrist or hand injury while playing sports, seek medical help right once if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • - Swelling or discomfort that is unbearable
  • - Numbness
  • - A cold or grey spot on a hand, finger, or wrist
  • - When you move your finger, hand, or wrist, you hear a grating, clicking, or shifting noise.

At-home treatments for mild hand or wrist injuries include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the afflicted limb to alleviate pain, swelling, and stiffness. To relieve pain and inflammation, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen may be used.

If a sports injury does not heal on its own, surgery can be necessary.

Knowing how to avoid the most frequent hand and wrist injuries can help you stay safe on the field or court.
You can get in touch with Manu Bora to get your common hand and wrist injuries cured at the earliest.

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