Finger Injuries 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.
Finger fractures that are displaced or unstable warrant consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. Most finger fractures and dislocations take closer to 1 month to RTP depending on the position played and hand dominance. The mallet finger usually is thought of as a baseball injury but can affect volleyball players when the ball hits the fingertip.
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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.
Volleyball players may also be at increased risk for a sort of stress fracture in the low back called spondylolysis. If pain persists more than a month and is worse with bending backward, consider consulting a physician. VOLLEYBALL INJURIES
Like ankle sprains, most ACL injuries in volleyball players occur when a player lands awkwardly after jumping. Usually, if you hear a ‘pop’ followed by swelling of the knee you should go ahead and be seen by a physician to get an examination. Often an exam and an MRI are what's needed to confirm the ACL injury.
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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.
For stress fractures, we just have to watch overuse in specific repeated physical patterns. Volleyball is a very high intensity impact sport with much jumping/landing and floor movement. Too much without proper breaks and variety often leads to stress fractures. Proper shoes with good support can help reduce impact.
The most common finger injuries in volleyball are sprains, splits and broken bones, usually from blocking or defensive plays. Finger sprains come in 3 degrees of severity, with the 2nd and 3rd degrees keeping you out of the game for a few weeks. Jammed or jarred fingers can be less severe, but may also result in a sprain if you take a particularly bad hit.