Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a set of symptoms that may occur if the ulnar nerve in your elbow gets pinched.  This may happen if you bend or lean on your elbows often. Symptoms include numbness or tingling in ring and little fingers, loss of finger or hand strength, inability to straighten fingers, sharp, sudden pain when elbow is touched.

 

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis  is an inflammation of tissue on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons and synovium become irritated, causing pain.  The most common symptom is pain on the thumb side of the wrist.  You may feel pain when you pinch or grasp things, turn or twist your wrist, or make a fist.  The thumb may also “catch” when you bend it.  The thumb side of the wrist may be tender to the touch, and you may feel a small “knot”.

 

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is an inflammation around the bony knob on the outer side of the elbow.  It occurs when the tissue that attaches to the bone becomes irritated. The bony knob is called the lateral epicondyle, and tennis elbow is also called lateral epicondylitis.  the most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outer side of the elbow and down the forearm. You may have pain all the time or only when you lift things.  The elbow may aso swell, get red, or feel warm to the touch. And it may hurt to grip things, turn your hand, or swing your arm.

 

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger is an inflammation of tissue inside your finger or thumb.  It is also called tenosynovitis.  Tendons become swollen.  So does the synovium.  This makes it difficult to straighten the finger or thumb.  The first sign of trigger finger may be pain where the finger or thumb joins the palm.  You may also notice some swelling.  As the tendon becomes more inflamed, the finger may start to catch when you try to straighten it. When the locked tendon releases, the finger jumps, as if you were releasing the trigger of a gun.  This further irritates the tendon, and may set up a cycle of catching and swelling.

 

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a problem that affects the wrist and hand.  Tingling and numbness are the most common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Some people also have hand pain or even a weakened grip.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.  There are changes in the cartilage and bone of joints.  These pains lead to pain, stiffness, swelling and limitations in the use of joints.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a common form of arthritis that causes inflammation in the lining of joints, leading to warmth, decreased range of motion, swelling and pain in the joint.  Typically, it affects many different joints throughout the body and can cause damage to the cartilage, bone. tendons and ligaments of the joints.

 

Flexor Tendon Lacerations

Flexor Tendon Lacerations are attached what attach muscles in the forearm to bones on the palm side of the fingers.  These tendons allow you to bend your fingers. If a flexor tendon is cut all the way through, the finger can no longer bend on its own.  If nearby nerves are injured, the finger may be numb.  A flexor tendon injury is most often caused by a deep cut on the palm side of the wrist, hand, or fingers.

 

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture  is a disease that can lead to limited use of your hand.  This may happen when certain tissue in the palm thickens.  While it often doesn’t cause pain, it can make it hard to straighten your fingers. Signs and symptoms include a hard lump forming on your palm, inability to place your palm flat on a surface, scarlike bands forming across your palm, fingers bent toward your palm and less common is hand pain.