Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Specialist in Houston, TX

Engaging in sports comes with the risk of injuries. At Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, our team of highly skilled hand and wrist specialists are adept at diagnosing and treating sports injuries affecting the wrist, hand, and fingers. Reach out to us at (713) 322-0054 to book an appointment at our Houston, Baytown, or Katy, Texas offices.

Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas

What Are Considered Sports Injuries?

Sports enthusiasts often encounter injuries such as boutonniere deformity, bowler’s thumb, boxer’s fracture, handlebar palsy, and skier’s thumb. Discover the conditions treated at our Houston facilities below:

Boutonniere Deformity

This injury, which can be acute (recent, within 6 weeks) or chronic (beyond 6 weeks), affects the middle and distal joints of any finger, giving it a bent appearance due to tendon damage. Our Houston hand doctors recommend splinting for recent injuries and possibly surgery for chronic cases.

Bowler’s Thumb

person-bowlingAttributed to the compression of the ulnar nerve inside the thumb, this injury presents symptoms like numbness, tingling, inner thumb pain, and weakened thumb activity. It is commonly associated with bowling and can be effectively treated by our hand specialists in Houston.

Boxer’s Fracture

This injury, prevalent in Houston, involves a break in the metacarpal bones forming the knuckles, usually due to improper punching techniques or lack of protective gear. Symptoms include joint pain, swelling, bruising, and a snapping sensation during the break. Consult a hand surgeon within a week of the injury for the best outcomes.

Handlebar Palsy

Also known as ulnar neuritis or ulnar neuropathy, this injury is common among Houston cyclists and mountain bikers. It arises from prolonged pressure on the ulnar nerve during biking, leading to symptoms like tingling, numbness from the forearm to the little finger, occasional arm pain, and grip weakness. Adjusting your biking posture can help, but if symptoms persist, seek our expert consultation.

Skier’s Thumb

This refers to a tear in the ligament stabilizing the thumb during grasping activities, causing pain and weakness while holding objects. It is essential to address this issue promptly to prevent long-term complications.


The Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers diagnosis and treatment for hand, wrist, and elbow problems in Houston, using the most advanced and minimally invasive medical techniques. Our orthopedic hand specialists and hand and finger surgeons are waiting to provide you with excellent care at one of our hand care centers in River Oaks, Webster, North Houston, Katy/Sugarland, or Baytown

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