By | Broken Arm, Case Study, Fracture, Wrist Pain | No Comments

Casting Have you broken your arm, elbow, wrist or hand? A hand therapist can provide an appropriate casting option depending on your injury. Casting materials include plaster of paris and synthetic/fibreglass. A plaster of paris is a white powder and when wet turns to a paste that hardens quickly, like chalk. Soft white padding…

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Scapholunate Ligament

Scapholunate Ligament

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QUESTION:  A 32 year old man is experiencing pain on the back of his wrist when doing push ups. Strong gripping and lifting objects also aggravates his pain. He remembers falling on his wrist a few weeks ago, straining it  What should he do? What is it? The scapholunate ligament is…

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME – QUESTION: A 43 year old lady is complaining of pins and needles and numbness in her ring finger and little finger when she is talking on the phone/reading and when she is at work using a computer. It also wakes her at night. She is starting to lose…

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Tennis Elbow

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TENNIS ELBOW – QUESTION: A 28 year old male carpenter is suffering from acute pain when gripping his fingers, particularly when using hammers and screwdrivers at work. The bony outer part of his elbow is also tender and he is experiencing some stiffness in the neck. What Is Tennis Elbow?…

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Skier’s Thumb

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SKIER’S THUMB – QUESTION: A 26 year old female was skiing whilst on holiday and fell on her outstretched hand, resulting in her thumb hyperextending. It is now painful and swollen. Her thumb does not feel stable and she has difficulty turning keys, holding jars, and writing. What is it? Skier’s Thumb is…

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Dupuytren’s Contracture

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DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE – QUESTION: A 62 year old man reports that he is having trouble straightening his fingers and placing his hand flat on the table. There is a thick cord like structure in his palm. He is also finding it awkward shaking hands, putting on his gardening gloves and reaching his hand in his…

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DeQuervain’s Syndrome

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DEQUERVAIN’S SYNDROME – QUESTION: A 30 year old female office worker has developed pain in her wrist since the birth of her first child. She is having trouble picking him up and writing. What is the problem? What is it? DeQuervain’s Syndrome is the irritation of the two tendons that insert at…

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