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Wrist Support For Volleyball Players
Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Forearm pain on/off for years from work (lifting boxes, typing). Dr says tennis elbow - wear a brace, keep working. Brace hurts + numbs arm. This ok?
Family practice : Yes you can. Be careful however.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
Yes: The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist. Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Absolutely especially when your technic is not right. ...Read more
Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?
Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should I go about returning to athletic play after an ankle sprain? Is a brace or athletic taping better?
Brace: A brace is a more secure way to protect your ankle from re-injury. Eventually taping will be ok but at the beginning it is best to have good support. Taping can be very strong, depending on who does it, but it is not as strong as a good brace. However, it depends on what athletic activity you are doing because the brace will limit your mobility more. ...Read more
No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more
Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: As previous physicians have stated it is unwise to play with a torn mcl. The mcl , medial collateral, ligament, is a stabilizer for the inner side of your knee. It also helps to protect the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) which if torn does require surgical repair. Healing of a completely torn mcl ligament may take from 6-12 weeks. Lesser injuries to the ligament may result in less play time loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
Possible: Soft tissue injuries are most common. Fractures can occur. The younger athlete, those considered skeletally immature, appear more susceptible. They are prone to a specific type fracture involving the growth plate. These are referred to as salter fractures. The skeletally mature athlete is less susceptible to fracture from vb serve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I played volleyball for a while today and have very sore wrists and elbows. How can I ease the pain?
My wrist has been hurting for 2 months. It's start hurting in one morning I woke up. But before that day I played volleyball.
Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a thickening of the ligament that crosses over the wrist. When someone does repetative motion of the hand such as during sports or writing, this ligament can thicken and start to cause pain as well as numbness of the fingers. However, wrist pain can also be caused by a fracture of one of the bones of the wrist and from a strain or pull of another ligament in the wrist. ...Read more
No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more
At volleyball practice today this girl and my hands hit each other. Now my wrist hurts to move it and is a little swollen. What could it be?
At volleyball practice I was passi g a ball and then had a sharp pain in my wrist. Could it be hyperextended and can I avoid the doctor?
Depends: In volleyball one can sustain a variety of injuries ranging from fractures to sprains and strains of the wrist. If simple measures such as rest, ice, taping and antiinflammatories do not improve your symptoms or allow you to return to the sport in a pain-free fashion then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Do not play if pain is present and proper evaluation has not been performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I play volleyball.i dove on my wrist and it hurts.this past summer at vball camp a ball hit my wrist while passing&everytime it hits my wrist it hurts?
Beware of the scaphoid fracture: One of the most common injuries to the wrists from trauma in teenagers and young adults is a scaphoid fracture… These fractures often do not show up on x-ray until they are two weeks old and diagnosis can be difficult… I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for an examination and x-ray... In the meantime you may want to put a store purchased wrist splint on ...Read more
So my daugther was playing volleyball on Wed. She woke up Thurs. with her wrist bruised and now she has no feeling in her thumb. Is this normal?
Sprain: There are quite a few ligaments and tendons around the wrist and joints of the hand therefore any injury to this area can easily result in a sprain or damage to nerves. If it's not causing much discomfort and you have full normal strength there is less need for concern as most sprains settle down in a week or two. If the numbness persist, you need to see your doctor for examination and imaging ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jammed my thumb on a volleyball serve. My fingers were tingly. Lots of pain in my thumb & wrist area. Today thumb & part of palm is bruised. Sprain?
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks ...Read more
Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist?(scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.
Scaphoid fractures: can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given ( that is VERY IMPORTANT ) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent CTS/OA: Repetitive movements may cause osteoarthritis changes. Using fingers often, moving the ligaments and tendons of the hand may cause carpal tunnel syndrome which is irritation or compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist debilitating the hand and very specific areas of the hand and fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: What are you using it for?Get a more detailed answer ›
My wrist is weak after hitting it falling on stairs it's not strong enough to carry anything without support and hurts to move shall I wrap it up?
Go to doctor and get: an xray. Certainly put a wrist support and arm sling support until you can be seen by your doctor and referred to an orthopedic surgeon to see if any fracture occurred. Don't delay, ice, elevate, and rest. Let your doctor decide what to take for pain. It may be more serious than you think! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok so im a gymanast and my wrist started to crack when i rotated it and now it hurts to hold myself in a handstand, front support, and swinging on bar?
Physical exam first: An exam by your doctor is the first place to start. S/he may order an Xray if there is concern for a fracture. If the Xray is clear you may have a problem with your cartilage that only an MRI can see. Don't ignore this, because gymnastics shouldn't be painful. Your problem will get worse without a proper evaluation and a plan to correct it. Good luck! ...Read more
May be of benefit: Taping / strapping or use of a brace may be of benefit in the initial phase to help immobilize and support the area. Later on, the wrist will need range of motion exercises to improve strengthening. Consult your physician to see what they recommend for your type of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a fall to wrist cause cts? I've had an MRI which shows scapholunate widening but x-rays don't support this find. I'm still having pain 18mths on
Yes: Any fall that causes change in the carpal anatomy and/or swelling within the carpal tunnel can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Also the MRI is more sensitive study than plain x-rays particularly if the x-ray was not a clenched fist view which will highlight the scapho-lunate gap. Follow up with a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I use computer a lot at work, do you have any recommendations for a wrist splint/guard/support or any other methods to protect my wrist?
Ergonomics: A splint will not help as much as an ergonomic desk. You want your feet on the ground and your back straight in a good a Support chair. Your wrists need to be straight with your elbows bent at 90 deg. So you might need a pullout drawer. The splint will only help teach you the position. ...Read more
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