While performing sports and exercises, many people get injured because of the repeated actions of swinging and lifting heavy balls during a game. According to a survey, players are likely to experience injuries in their legs, arms, neck, back, and wrist. The wrist is a delicate joint that comprises of several tissues. It consists of distal bones of the forearm – ulna and radius, the bones of the wrist or carpals, proximal metacarpals, muscles, synovial fluid-filled sheath, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and tendons.
An acute or chronic injury to the wrist can cause a severe impact on the player’s performance, and if left untreated, it can cause temporary or permanent disability.
Shoulder and Wrist Injury
The wrist tendons are strong and dense fibres. The tendons joint the muscles and bones of our hand to transfer energy and support movement in our hands. While bowling for many times (cricket or ten pin bowling) magnifies the occurrence of wrist tendonitis. Some of the typical bowling related injuries are:
Risk factors of Bowling and Wrist Tendonitis
Wrist tendonitis refers to the inflammation of one of the tendons of the wrist. It occurs when your tendons get irritated or suffer micro-tears. Patients suffering from osteoarthritis, diabetes, and thyroid diseases are at higher risk of developing wrist tendonitis.
Although it can occur to any individual, professional athletes and players such as pro-golfers, tennis players, rowers, and pro-bowlers are more prone to these wear and tear.
How to treat Bowling and Wrist Tendonitis?
At first when the patient comes to the orthopaedic surgeon, he will examine the mobility or movement of the wrist, further to which if needed, certain tests are conducted for proper diagnose of the condition. X-rays and if needed, MRI is performed to diagnose the situation accurately. Depending on the severity of your case, if the pain management and healing of the tendons can be done with medicines and physiotherapy, then the doctor prescribes the same or the patient might be recommended for tendon & tissue repair surgery.
Discuss the proper healing process with our expert surgeons to fasten the recovery period. At Saishree Hospital, we have the most excellent team of doctors and Best shoulder surgeon, Sports medicine specialist, orthopaedic surgeon, best orthopaedic surgeon in Pune to offer the best services to our patients dealing with any bone, tissue, or joint problem.