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Category: Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Sprain / Strain

February 11th, 2016

About Sprain / Strain Sprains and strains are very common in the hand, wrist and elbow. Sprains refer to injuries of the ligaments (connect bone to bone) and strains refer to injuries of the muscles or tendons (connect muscle to bone). Sprains and strains occur from quick over-stretching of the tissues causing micro-tearing and subsequent

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Tendon Repair & Post-surgery Rehab

February 11th, 2016

About Tendon Repair & Post-surgery Rehab Common surgeries in the elbow, wrist and hand involve repair of the vast amount of tendons and ligaments in these areas. Depending on the type and extent of your surgery, your physician will recommend physical therapy to help you recover completely from your surgical procedure. The fingers, hand and

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 11th, 2016

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition and is becoming more frequent. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel in the wrist where major arteries and nerves pass from the forearm into the wrist. One of the primary nerves that pass through this area is called the median

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Nerve Injuries

February 11th, 2016

About Nerve Injuries There are many nerves traveling along the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. With injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm or elbow, nerve damage can result. Symptoms may be mild such as mild numbness, tingling or abnormal temperature feelings. In severe cases, muscle function and paralysis can occur. Many nerve injuries occur because

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Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

February 11th, 2016

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is a common term for lateral epicondylitis. You don't have to play tennis to develop this condition, it actually happens frequently with repetitive tasks done in poor postural positions, such as typing at too high of a desk. The muscles that extend your wrist and fingers actually attach to

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Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain, Hand Pain

February 11th, 2016

Elbow Pain, Wrist Pain, Hand Pain Elbow pain can come from a variety of sources, but typically occurs due to an overuse of the elbow joint from repetitive activities. Often bad posture with typing, writing, lifting or sports, makes the tissues around the elbow become irritated. The elbow actually has quite a few different joints

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Fractures

February 11th, 2016

About Wrist Fractures Fractures in the wrist and forearm area are common with falls, as the tendency is to protect oneself during the fall. Common fractures occur in the bones of the forearm near the wrist called the radius and ulna. Two common fractures are called Colles’ fracture and Smith’s fracture. Colles’ fractures typically occur

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