Finger dislocations, or a “jammed” finger are incredibly common sports injuries. They occur routinely in athletes who play baseball, softball, basketball and football. Finger dislocation occurs when the bones in the finger are moved from their proper position.
The most common lumps or masses in the hand/wrist are ganglion cysts. These noncancerous fluid filled cysts often appear, disappear and change their size. The most common location for a ganglion cyst is on the wrist, and it often forms a visible lump.
The tendons of the wrist and hand are prone to being injured, and/or inflamed. Swelling may result in severe pain. Often the cause of tendonitis in the wrist or hand is caused by overuse, strain, or repetitive use, such as when playing sports including tennis, basketball, softball, football or volleyball.
Thumb sprains are so common in skiers that they are often called “skier’s thumb.” But any sport can cause a sprained thumb, as they often occur from falling. When you fall during sports, your natural reaction is to catch yourself, which puts you at risk for stretching or tearing the main ligament in the thumb.
Trigger finger occurs when one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. It results from inflammation. Women typically develop trigger finger more often than men, as do those who have diabetes.
Wrist fractures occur where the end of the Radius (larger of the two forearm bones) breaks. It is the most commonly broken bone in the arm, and can result from a fall during cycling, skiing, football, basketball, baseball, etc.
In instances where surgery is not required to treat your sports injury, Dr. Nadel is pleased to offer a variety of non-surgical treatments to alleviate your pain while you recover.