An injury to the hand or finger can result in increased swelling, scar formation and adhesion, which limits the tendon glide, and ultimately affects joint range of motion, loss of strength, decreased coordination and reduced ability to use your hand. Here we take a look at some helpful tendon gliding excercises.
Pain in the wrist, arm and elbow is fairly common amongst tennis players. Tennis is quite strenuous on the arm as a whole, and injury is usually the result of chronic overuse, poor technique or incorrect equipment, however acute injuries also occur from impact or tripping over.
It is entirely natural that patients should have more than a few questions following hand, wrist or elbow surgery. Below we cover some of the most frequently asked queries we come across every day.
Gardening should be an enjoyable, minimally stressful activity. It’s a good way to keep busy in an outdoor environment and is great for physical and mental health. For gardeners, wrists and hands are the most important tools you have, but because of this, they are also the most susceptible to pain and injury.
Our director, Dr Anne Wajon (PhD), has just been inaugurated as the President of the International Federation of the Society of Hand Therapists (IFSHT). at the recent Triennial Congress in Buenos Aires.
Many people who enjoy knitting may experience pain or discomfort in the hands or wrist at some point. The repetitive actions involved with knitting exposes one to the development of a number of conditions, the foremost being Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger thumb or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
Ulnar neuritis, also known as ulnar neuropathy or cubital tunnel syndrome, is the inflammation or compression of the ulnar nerve which can cause symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness or weakness in the hand and arm. The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in the arm and it supplies sensation and muscle power to the little finger, ring finger and half of the forearm.
What is it?
Basal Thumb Strain – also known as CMC osteoarthritis – is a condition that develops gradually over time. Pain at the base of the thumb is particularly common in post-menopausal women in the fifth to seventh decades of life. It is frequently located either at the palmar surface of the trapeziometa-carpal joint, or more dorsally, between the base of the first and second metacarpals.