Tendonitis & Other Injuries

Tendonitis Tendonitis is an inflammation (swelling) of a tendon. Pain limits your ability to bend and straighten your finger or thumb. Tendonitis is often caused by repeated movement that inflames the tendon. Trigger finger and De Quervain's are two types of tendonitis. Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a problem with a tendon that helps move [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that effects the wrist and hand. If you have CTS, tingling and numbness can make even simple tasks hard to do. But CTS can be treated, and your symptoms can be controlled. Reading this booklet will help you better understand what CTS is. You'll [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Finger, Hand & Wrist Injuries

Collateral Ligament Tear Falling on an outstretched thumb can tear the ligament near the base of the thumb (ulnar collateral ligament). The torn ligament and surrounding tissues swell and can be painful. Treatment A partially torn ligament will repair itself. But a splint, cast, or other devices must be used to keep the thumb from [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Ganglions

Collateral Ligament Tear Falling on an outstretched thumb can tear the ligament near the base of the thumb (ulnar collateral ligament). The torn ligament and surrounding tissues swell and can be painful. What is a ganglion cyst? A ganglion cyst is a swollen, closed sac under the skin. The sac is attached to the sheath [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Fractures

Wrist Fractures Your wrist may be fractured at the radius or the ulna, or at the carpal bones. Your doctor may reposition your broken bone by closed or open reduction. Reduction can be done for all types of fractures. However, treatment will vary for each fracture and depend on the extent of injury. Treatment may [...]

October 19th, 2016|Wrist and Hand|

Bursititis & Tendon Injury

Bursitis & Tendons A sharp blow or constant banging can cause swelling and pain in the bursa, a fluid-filled cushion at the tip of your elbow. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that protects the tip of your elbow. It also allows your skin to slide over your elbow when you bend or rotate [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Elbow Problems & Injuries

Common Elbow Problems The elbow area includes muscles, tendons, bones, and nerves. These structures are also connected to your hand and arm. This means a painful elbow problem can affect hand and arm movement. Epicondylitis: Inflamed Tissues Using your elbow or hand the wrong way can cause an elbow muscle or tendon to become strained, [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis Epicondylitis is an inflammation or tearing of a muscle or tendon at the elbow. If the outside of the elbow is inflamed, this is called lateral epicondylitis (or "tennis elbow"). It is the most common form of epicondylitis. Medial epicondylitis occurs when the inside of the elbow is inflamed. Either problem can be caused [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Fractures

Fractures A fracture is a cracked or broken bone. Elbow fractures often occur when your upper arm and forearm bones jam together with force. Fractures can happen when you extend your arm straight to break a fall. Medical treatment is needed right away to relieve pain and give your elbow the best chance to heal [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Ulnar Neuritis

Irritated Nerve You may irritate the ulnar nerve by striking or leaning too hard on your elbow. Your elbow aches, and your ring finger and little finger may be tingly or numb. Ulnar Neuritis If you've ever hit your "funny bone", you've really hit your ulnar nerve. Inflammation of this nerve is called ulnar neuritis. [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|