Tendinitis of the wrist tendons, also known as wrist tendonitis, is a condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tendons in the wrist. The tendons are fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones, allowing for joint movement. Wrist tendonitis commonly affects the tendons surrounding the wrist joint, such as the extensor and flexor tendons.
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A Colles fracture is a type of fracture that occurs in the distal radius bone of the forearm, typically as a result of a fall onto an outstretched hand. It is named after Abraham Colles, an Irish surgeon who first described this type of fracture in the early 19th century. Colles fractures are relatively common, especially in older individuals with osteoporosis.
A wrist ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sac that typically forms on the back of the hand or wrist. Ganglion cysts are generally benign and are commonly found in women between the ages of 20 and 40. While they are usually harmless and may disappear on their own, they can sometimes cause discomfort or interfere with daily activities, leading individuals to seek treatment or consider certain considerations. Here are some important considerations related to wrist ganglion cysts:
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that affects the tendons in the fingers or thumb. It causes one or more fingers to become stuck in a bent position and then snap straight, similar to pulling and releasing a trigger. This condition can be painful and may affect your ability to perform everyday tasks.
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also known as De Quervain’s syndrome or De Quervain’s disease, is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. It involves inflammation of the tendons that control movement of the thumb, specifically the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand through a narrow passageway called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or irritated. This compression can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers.