Gripping your tennis racket and bending your wrist can, over time, lead to pain and numbness, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome. Inflammation in the carpal tunnel can put pressure on the medial nerve that controls sensation in the hand and fingers.
Likewise, is it normal for my wrist to hurt after tennis?
Wrist pain is highly common in tennis players, including both amateurs and pros. In most cases, wrist injuries are the result of chronic overuse of the wrist, improper technique or inappropriate equipment, such as the wrong size grip or improper string tension.
People also ask, how long does tennis wrist pain last?
A mild wrist sprain will start feeling better 24 to 48 hours after you start treatment. It will fully heal in 1 or 2 weeks. If you have a moderate or severe injury, recovery might last 6 to 8 weeks. You’ll need to wear splint for most of this time.
What are the symptoms of tendonitis in the hand?
Symptoms of Tendonitis in the Hand and Wrist
- Grinding sensation when you move the wrist.
- Swelling from fluid accumulation and inflammation.
- Warmth and redness.
- Weakness of the wrist.
Pain in the wrist, arm and elbow in tennis players is quite common and is frequently seen in the occasional or seasonal player. Professional players tend to have more chronic conditions from years of repetitive strain on joints and soft tissue.
The three most common hand injuries are fractures/avulsions, tendinitis, and dislocations/deformities.
All you need is a tennis ball. Take the tennis ball, place it in the palm of your hand, and squeeze it as hard as you can without pain. Hold the tennis ball in this position for five seconds and do 10 repetitions. Perform the exercise three times daily or as often as you can fit it into your schedule.
Treatments for wrist pain
- wearing a wrist brace or splint to reduce swelling and ease wrist pain.
- applying hot or cold compresses for 10 to 20 minutes at a time.
- taking anti-inflammatory or pain-reliving medications, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
- having surgery to repair the median nerve, in severe cases.
Wrist flexor stretch
- Extend your arm in front of you with your palm up.
- Bend your wrist, pointing your hand toward the floor.
- With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.
- Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
For people with tendinitis, a frequently asked question is can they continue to play their sport or recreational activity with tendinitis? Tendinitis can affect people no matter the level of sport or play, and is frequently seen in sports including golf, tennis, jogging and CrossFit.