What are Sports Injuries?

While athletes are always at risk for sports-related injuries, anyone who partakes in an activity that uses the tissues and bones in their bodies can become injured. If you are an athlete or someone who plays a sport and has experienced a hand or wrist injury, it is important to seek prompt medical treatment to ensure full recovery and full use of your hand and wrist.

Common hand and wrist injuries caused by sports include:

  • Tendonitis.
  • Bowler’s thumb.
  • Tennis elbow.
  • Skier’s thumb.
  • Wrist fractures.
  • De Quervain’s tendonitis.
  • Golfer’s elbow.
  • Boxer’s fracture.
  • And more.

What to Do in Case of Injury

If you sustain a hand or wrist injury while participating in an athletic activity, you should seek emergency
medical care. This is especially true if you see a visible bend or twist in your finger(s) or hand, hear a
clicking or grating noise when moving your hand, or have mild to severe pain or swelling, or bruising.
Your doctor will perform a physical exam of your hand and may have you undergo testing such as C-rays,
CT, or MRI to diagnose and evaluate your injury. Once the extent of your injury is determined, a
treatment plan will be created.

Treatment Options

Common treatment options for mild injuries may include:

  • Rest.
  • Ice.
  • A splint or cast.

If the injury is more severe, surgery may be required. Your doctor will discuss your surgery options
depending on your specific injury, your overall health, and the sport that you play

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To learn more about non-operative and surgical treatments for sport-related injuries, please contact Neaman Hand Surgery for your personal consultation. We welcome hand surgery patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon areas.

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