Sports injuries

Whether you play for fun or are a professional sportsperson... accidents happen!

The hand surgeons and hand therapists at London HAND clinic treat many sports injuries, including:

  • Finger, hand, wrist and elbow fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries to ligaments and tendons e.g. Skier's Thumb
  • Wrist strains and sprains
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Nerve compression
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow and golfer's elbow)
  • Muscle tears

Some conditions need to be treated with surgery, but many are able to be managed by a hand therapist using non-operative methods, such as casting and splinting. Our hand therapists have specialised splinting skills and are able to fabricate custom-made removable thermoplastic, neoprene or softcast splints.

Following periods of immobilisation (when required for healing), exercise programmes are created to help restore range of movement and strength, and functional rehabilitation is provided to help patients return to their chosen sport(s).

For more information about specific sport injuries from the British and American Societies for Surgery of the Hand, please follow these links: