We studied the long-term sequelae of hand injuries as a result of playing volleyball. In a retrospective study, 226 patients with injuries of the hand who were seen over a 5-year period at our Trauma Department, were investigated. Females accounted for 66% of all injuries. The mean age was 26 years, with a peak in the age group of 15 to 29 years.
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.
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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.
This leaves volleyball players vulnerable to traumatic injuries to the hands and fingers, as well as overuse injuries to the arms and shoulders. Common volleyball related hand and arm injuries are: Overuse Injuries Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Elbow Bursitis; Shoulder Injuries; Traumatic Injuries
Hand Injuries. If you have ever seen volleyball players who have taped their fingers, they do so to avoid hand injuries. These are some types of hand injuries that can happen: Finger Sprains. Finger injuries such as dislocations, fractures, and tearing of tendons or ligaments are quite common.
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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. The widespread finger position places unique stress on the skin between the fingers leading to breaks in the skin that are extremely difficult to heal, even with sutures.
Answered 3 years ago. Hand injuries are par for the course in volleyball, especially if you’re a front row player. Blocking balls that are hit with extreme force are generally when hand injuries occur. A couple of things you can do: tape your fingers (this will more support to your finger joints).
Volleyball: Rule 4, Article 1: A guard, cast or brace made of hard and unyielding leather, plastic, pliable (soft) plastic, metal or any other hard substance shall not be worn on the hand, finger, wrist or forearm, even though covered with soft padding. Rule 4, Artcle 2: Hard and unyielding items (guards, casts,