Peripheral nerves connect your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves in your arms and hands allow you to move and to feel. Here are the basics of peripheral nerves injuries, including some specific details on the most common type of this injury, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Elbow pain can happen for various reasons, including when lifting objects. For example, repeatedly lifting heavy objects can cause repetitive strain injury.
A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.
Trigger finger can cause pain and may limit movement of the thumb and fingers. Gentle stretching exercises can help alleviate these symptoms. This article describes the symptoms of trigger finger and outlines 12 exercises a person can do to ease the symptoms. We also provide information on when to see a doctor.
Your wrist is extremely important to almost everything you do with your hands, including lifting objects, exercising, preparing food, etc. The ulnar side of your wrist is the side of your "pinkie" finger (or small finger), and pain on this side can be very common. It’s so common, in fact, that it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact cause.
Throughout our lifetime joints can be stressed during activities like carrying a grocery bag, wringing out a washcloth, or twisting off a bottle cap. These activities can stretch ligaments and wear out cartilage in your joints resulting in inflammation and pain.
To better understand the complication risks after elbow arthroscopy, in the study“Complication of Elbow Arthroscopy in a Community-Based Practice,” researchers analyzed outcomes at a large community practice with multiple surgeons.
When you hit your funny bone, or to be more correct, the ulnar nerve, you experience pain where the ulnar nerve works: down the forearm and into the ring and small fingers.
If you’ve suffered an injury, are recovering from surgery or are living with a condition that affects your hands, chances are you’ve seen a hand therapist or have received instructions to do so by your hand surgeon.