ARM, ELBOW & HAND
TRIGGER FINGER OR THUMB
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition that affects one or more tendons in the hand. When the tendon becomes swollen and inflamed it causes difficult movement, pain, stiffness and sensation of locking or catching in the affected finger or thumb.
Tennis Elbow is a medical condition of pain in the wrist and arm due to the overuse of the tendons. Most of the time it occurs due to repetitive motions of the wrist and the arm. Contrary to the name, it is not characteristic only in tennis players.
Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled lumps around the hand and wrist usually developing near a joint or tendon. They are made out of thick jelly like fluid called synovial fluid, which surrounds and lubricates the joints and tendons serving as a cushion for movement. The cysts are most frequently found on the back of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist or base of the fingers. Their size can vary from a pea to the size of a golf ball.
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
The carpal tunnel is described as a narrow pathway located in the palm side of the wrist. This “tunnel” protects the median nerve of the hand and the nine tendons that help the fingers to move.
Bursitis is a painful condition affecting the joints. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs near the joints that serve as cushions between the muscles, tendons and bones. There are more than 150 bursae sacs in the human body and when one of more gets inflamed, the condition is called bursitis.
The biceps muscle is located in the front part of the upper arm and has two tendons attaching it to the bones of the shoulder scapula and one tendon that attaches it to the radius bone at the elbow. Even though the tendons are very strong, overuse can make them sore and painful. This pain and soreness is called tendonitis and is caused by micro tears in the affected tendon.
ARTHRITIS – RHEUMATOID AND OSTEOARTHRITIS (elbow, wrist, hand and fingers)
Arthritis is a medical term for a condition that causes inflammation of your joints and is a condition that affects about 1 in every 5 U.S. adults.There are more than 100 types of arthritis but the most common types are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. These two conditions cause chronic pain and restricted mobility.