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Volley ball player, wrist hurt during play, ganglion cyst, blood vessel popped, persisting tenderness, swelling. What should be done?

Hi. Im a volleyball player and take hundreds of passes everyday. Yesterday my wrist hurt and I look down and it looked like I had a ganglion cyst . I kept playing even though it hurt every time the ball touched it. At the end of practice it looked like I popped a blood vessel . But I woke up this morning and it is still very tender and swollen and darker than yesterday. What to do?
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
It appears that you have sprained your ligaments which has caused blood to accumulate. There can also be a associated fracture.
I advice you to visit ER and get x ray done. If no fracture is seen and joint normal,then you need to apply crepe bandage for 4-6 weeks and take rest. Repeated trauma is dangerous for ligament as will become weak.
All the best
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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