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Hand injury while playing volleyball. Bruise, pain, no swelling. What is wrong?

I have a really specific pain and I hope someone can help me out. About a week ago I was playing volleyball and smashed the bottom of my hand on the ground when diving. It was painful at the time but the initial pain went away with a small bruise which also disappeared. Now i feel a sharp pain when I squeeze my hand into a fist or grab objects at a certain angle. There s not bruising a swelling and the pain is intense but short-lived. Do you have any idea what could be wrong?
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . Normally it takes 7-10 days to heal.

If pain and tenderness persist ,you need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting and rest well

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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