Wrist injuries are among the most common injuries for professional volleyball players. Wrists are vulnerable to injury from contact with the ball and the risk of falling. If you have not suffered an acute injury from a fall, a strain could have been caused by overuse over a prolonged period of time.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL) are the most often injured, but the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) can also be injured. Cruciate ligament injuries don't always cause pain, but typically cause a loud "pop."
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Sprains, Fractures, and Dislocations. Traumatic injuries to the fingers are common in any ball-handling sport, and volleyball is no exception. Blockers are especially vulnerable to injury from axial loads to the fingertip and hyperextension of the finger from the ball.
Fingers are vulnerable to injury during volleyball activities, such as blocking, setting, and digging. Common finger injuries include fractures, dislocations, and tendon and ligament tears. If you are unable to bend the finger, consultation with your sports medicine professional or athletic trainer is important.
In addition, other common volleyball finger injuries beyond hand and finger sprains or fractures include: #14: PIP Ligamentous Injuries. This type of volleyball hand injury happens when trauma causes the bones in the middle joint of the finger to dislodge, causing pain and an inability to move the finger properly. There may be bruising, swelling and pain in the affected finger.
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3) Finger/Hand Injuries. Tend to see finger joint sprains and dislocations mostly with blocking at the net. Rigid wrists with widespread and relaxed fingers not only allow better downward ball placement in the opponents court, but also reduce chances for volleyball injuries.
Tendonitis of the flexor carpi radialis is due to repetitive wrist flexion or acute overstretching of the wrist as can be seen in volleyball or water polo . Pain develops from tendon thickening as it runs in its tunnel adjacent to the carpal tunnel.
Wrist tendonitis is another common volleyball condition that occurs when swollen tendons in your wrist become inflamed 1. Bursitis typically attacks the elbow in volleyball players and could indicate a swollen bursa sac that becomes irritated and inflamed when you hit the ball 1.