Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) is a condition of the muscles in the wrist, forearm, arm and neck that is caused by their overuse (or misuse) at work.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It's a disease which causes the cartilage in the joints to degenerate and wear down.
A fracture is commonly referred to as a broken bone. Typically it takes a bone six weeks to heal, however some of the smaller bones in your hand can heal more quickly at around three to four weeks.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve is compressed at the wrist.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist.
A central slip tendon injury means that you have damaged the tendon over the middle part of the top of your finger, so you are not be able to straighten your finger.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a long lasting, very painful condition. Normally, after an injury or surgery your sympathetic nervous system is activated to bring about healing.
DeQuervain's Release is when the two tendons that move your thumb become thickened.
DeQuervain's syndrome is when the compartment that holds the two tendons that move your thumb is surgically released.
Dislocations of the thumb and fingers are common. Dislocations occur when a large force, usually hyperextension, pushes the bone out of its normal joint position.
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disease of the fascia – a tissue between your skin and muscle.
Hypertrophic and Keloid scars are variations to the scars formed in the natural healing process.
A mallet finger is when you cannot straighten out the tip of your finger.
Nerve injuries are many and varied. The nerve can either be cut, pulled or compressed causing damage to the nerve fibres.
Tendinosis is the degeneration or breakdown of the connective tissue/collagen within your tendon.
Initially, the tendon is very weak and you may experience swelling as your body sends chemicals to heal the tendon and the tissues that have been damaged.
Your triangulo-fibro cartilage complex (TFCC) is a structure that sits as a sling to hold the outside of your wrist together.
A trigger finger is when your finger feels like it catches or locks and then is difficult to straighten.
Wrist instability occurs when one or more of the wrist ligaments have lost integrity, are lax, or damaged. This alters the normal wrist mechanics of the carpal bones and hence affects your hand function.
If you want to optimise your mental health following a traumatic injury, the following recommendations may assist you. Be patient with yourself.
Before expecting a child to sit down and concentrate - ensure they have had enough physical exercise and good nutrition.
Ergonomic Office and Home Office Set Up and efficient working posture.
Lifting, carrying and feeding young children places stress upon your hands, especially on your thumb and wrist area.
Wearing a cast or a splint is a new experience for most people.
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