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De Quervains Tenosynovitis

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What is De Quervains Tenosynovitis This is a condition that affects the muscles that move the thumb causing pain and stiffness around the base of the thumb. The exact cause of this condition is not known but it will hurt every time you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist. The tendons that are commonly affected are the extensor pollicis brevis and the abductor pollicis longus. Common Causes Common activities that can cause this condition: Gardening DIY Squash Common Signs & Symptoms Common signs and symptoms of this condition: Pain around the base of the thumb when gripping...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel syndrome occurs where there is increased swelling and inflammation in the carpal tunnel which runs down the front of the forearm just above the wrist. The increased swelling causes increased pressure within the carpal tunnel. When this occurs the median nerve is compressed which causes pins and needles into the hand. Common Causes Common activities that can cause this condition: Typing Writing Pregnancy Gripping activities Common Signs & Symptoms Common signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Pins and needles in the hands particularly at night Weak grip in the hand Pain in...

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Skiers Thumb (Sprained Thumb)

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What is Skiers Thumb (Sprained Thumb)? A sprained thumb is a common cause of thumb pain and is often referred to as skiers thumb, although it doesn’t just occur in skiers. It can occur whenever there is a forceful movement of the thumb away from the hand, in skiing this commonly happens due to the position of the ski poles when the person falls. In this injury there is a sprain of the ulna collateral ligament in the thumb, a ligament which is important for stabilising the thumb. Common Causes Common sports that can cause this injury: Skiing Rugby Netball...

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Colles Fracture (Fractured Wrist)

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What is a Colles Fracture (Fractured Wrist)? A fall onto an outstretched hand can lead to a fracture of the wrist. This is a very common injury an accounts for approximately ¼ of all fractures of limbs. It is common in children and young adults who take part in sporting activities as well as the elderly whose bones are not as strong. In this injury there may be a fracture of either the end of the radius bone or the ulna bone, or both. Common Causes Common sports that can cause this injury: Snowboarding Skiing Skateboarding Football Common Signs &...

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Acromio Clavicular Joint (ACJ) Sprain

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What is a Acromio Clavicular Joint (ACJ) Sprain The ACJ is just above the shoulder joint and it connects the clavicle (collar bone) to the scapula (shoulder blade). This joint is normally a very stable joint and doesn’t move much as it is held together by a set of very strong, thick ligaments. The joint only moves a little when you move your arm above your head. The ACJ can be sprained when there is a direct blow of fall onto the shoulder. Common Causes Common sports that can cause this injury: Rugby Skiing Football Common Signs & Symptoms Common...

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