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Doctor insights on: Wrist Support For Volleyball Players

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Can you break a wrist in volleyball serving?

Can you break a wrist in volleyball serving?

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 more

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I played volleyball for a while today and have very sore wrists and elbows. How can I ease the pain?

I played volleyball for a while today and have very sore wrists and elbows. How can I ease the pain?

Ice the areas: And rest, Can use advil (ibuprofen) or alieve as directed on the box as long as there are no contraindications to you using them ...Read more

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more

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What could cause a reoccuring pain in my wrist when I play volleyball or am writing.?

What could cause a reoccuring pain in my wrist when I play volleyball or am writing.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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Why is it important to support your wrist while using the keyboard?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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What to do if I sprained my wrist. Should I wear a wrist brace, support, or splint?

What to do if I sprained my wrist. Should I wear a wrist brace, support, or splint?

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 more

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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

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

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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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Keep getting inflammations in my right wrist and I'm tired of them! Tried putting bandage for support - no luck. What should I do now? Consider surgry?

Keep getting inflammations in my right wrist and I'm tired of them! Tried putting bandage for support - no luck. What should I do now? Consider surgry?

Need a diagnosis: You need to get to the cause of your inflammation. Have you been tested for rheumatoid arthritis? other types of arthritis? Have you had xrays? You need to work with your local doctor to find cause of inflammation and then they can better suggest a treatment for you. ...Read more

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My wrist has been sore after bowling the last three weeks. I 've purchased a wrist support but it's still a little sore after I bowl.

My wrist has been sore after bowling the last three weeks. I 've purchased a wrist support but it's still a little sore after I bowl.

Stress injury: Repeated stress can cause pain in your ligaments, and this will continue if you continue the activity that caused it. After full recovery (can take 8-12 weeks), you may need to readjust your posture and movement mechanics to avoid reinjury. Talk to a physiotherapist for advice. ...Read more

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Fell on my palm & wrist 10/31/15 Have wrist for 1+monthCould it be from fall? Hurts to bend, stretch, touch, move Tried NSAIDs, support, creams, massage.

Fell on my palm & wrist 10/31/15 Have wrist for 1+monthCould it be from fall? Hurts to bend, stretch, touch, move Tried NSAIDs, support, creams, massage.

Concerned: Wanted to encourage you to follow-up with a local orthopedic doctor in San Jose, CA. An exam and X-ray will go a long way towards peace of mind or preventing long term dysfunction. ...Read more

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I put a wrist support on my wrist and now my hand is swollen. This is not normal, what should I do?

I put a wrist support on my wrist and now my hand is swollen. This is not normal, what should I do?

Why support?: Was there a reason for the splint. If no injury why? It may just b on 2 tight. ...Read more

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I experience wrist pains whenever I play tennis. Is there something I can do to support my wrists and/or prevent this.

I experience wrist pains whenever I play tennis. Is there something I can do to support my wrists and/or prevent this.

Diagnose first, then: Treat--a good general rule. Certainly you could try a soft wrist splint but this may decrease your mobility to an unacceptable degree. The best thing to do is to see a hand surgeon, who can probably help you determine the problem and your options to take care of it.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Broke wrist several years ago. Sometimes wrist is so weak other times its ok. Hurts to brush hair, carry tray at work, hurts to support weight?

Broke wrist several years ago. Sometimes wrist is so weak other times its ok. Hurts to brush hair, carry tray at work, hurts to support weight?

Needs attention: At your young age this is not ok
it would be best to have this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon a good physical exam and xrays may lead to an answer
best of luck. ...Read more

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Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed. When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed. When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Ask your surgeon: This should be directed to the surgeon who repaired the hand. Follow the restrictions, as jumping the gun could reinjure the hand or prolong full recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are my hand support gloves suppose to be a little tight when I first put them on and my wrist and hands are getting a chill feeling inside. Is that ok?

Are my hand support gloves suppose to be a little tight when I first put them on and my wrist and hands are getting a chill feeling inside. Is that ok?

Too tight: Hi!
temperature change or tingling in the hands while wearing gloves can indicate that they are too tight (affecting either blood flow or the nerves). I'd recommend going with the next size up.
best regards,
Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more

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Third operation on a wrist ganglion cyst to be done soon. Do I need to wear a support forever after this? I have cerebral palsy in same side as well.

Third operation on a wrist ganglion cyst to be done soon. Do I need to wear a support forever after this? I have cerebral palsy in same side as well.

Not for a ganglion: However if you have increased flexion of your wrist due to CP and there is improvement in your grasp and release with a wrist splint and there are no alternatives such as Botox or surgery and the splint does not interfere with your mechanics of grasp and release by holdong your wrist too tight or too exnteded then you may benefit form a splint. A splint is not typically after a ganglion for long. ...Read more

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Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.

Popped bone out in wrist, got myself a wrist support brace and put it on loosely and now my thumb has been numb. Do I have nerve damage? In pain.

Yes: You have a fracture or dislocation of a wrist bone that is now pressing on your median nerve. You need to see a hand surgeon asap before you have permenant nerve damage. ...Read more

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Longarm cast removed 1 week ago for a distal radial and distal ulnar fracture & im having achy elboy pain should I be concerned? I had the cast on for three weeks and have been out of it for one week today just wearing a brace for wrist support. My doctor

Longarm cast removed 1 week ago for a distal radial and distal ulnar fracture & im having achy elboy pain should I be concerned? I had the cast on for three weeks and have been out of it for one week today just wearing a brace for wrist support. My doctor

Normal: Stiffness after being in a long arm cast is a normal finding, especially in adults. If you are seeing an occupational therapist/hand therapist for you wrist, they will be able to help with the elbow as well. If not, normal daily activities should help decrease the stiffness over time. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Got hurt by a volleyball. Feeling like sprain in left hand fingers. I don't have a fracture though. What should I do?

Got hurt by a volleyball. Feeling like sprain in left hand fingers. I don't have a fracture though. What should I do?

A sprain can be mild: Moderate or severe. If there is laxity in the joint then at times surgery is needed. If the joint is stable often splinting in the proper position temporarliy to reduce swelling followed by buddy taping for protection and gentle return of mtion will help. Persistant swelling or stiffness should prompt a reevaluation but it can take time (months) even for a simple minimal avulsion or sprain. ...Read more

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Why did they change the style for girls volleyball serves from fist to heel of hand?

Why did they change the style for girls volleyball serves from fist to heel of hand?

More power: Hitting with the heel of the hand is a more solid and consistent joint area with more power. Hitting with the fist has more variables for error, such as hitting with the fingers that will also lessen your power on the serve. ...Read more

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A girl spike a volleyball at my friend's jaw, mandible. Then she got smack by someone hand twice. It hurt a bit, but then fine. Damage? Clues?

A girl spike a volleyball at my friend's jaw, mandible. Then she got smack by someone hand twice. It hurt a bit, but then fine. Damage? Clues?

Are you asking?: Are you asking if any permanent damage was done to the girl or to your friend? If there are concerns the injured party should seek a physical examination. ...Read more

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I play volleyball. 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruise in my left hand but then faded. I think it appears when I play. Do you know what it is? Ty

I play volleyball. 3 weeks ago I noticed a bruise in my left hand but then faded. I think it appears when I play. Do you know what it is? Ty

Hand bruise: You are rupturing some of the superficial veins when striking the ball with your hand. Try protecting it with tape and or a glove. You should also decrease the amount of time you r playing per day by at least 30 %! ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

Nerve or vasculature: The evolution described makes me wonder about either a vascular or neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, although other mechanisms might be considered. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate and design the next step. Put volleyball on hold until this is clarified. ...Read more

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Got pain on right hand esoecially what kind of support bandages available online?

Got pain on right hand esoecially what kind of support bandages available online?

There are a lot: Related because when use the mouse often you stress certain part of the finger, go and have an x-ray if it is okay you could Motrin and splint at off hours. Also you could some ergonomic exercise for the finger. You could try ergonomic mouse
your problem is called:repetitive motion injuries. ...Read more