Category: Hand Pain

Thumbs up: The causes and treatment for Tech Thumb

Author: Shana L Johnson MD, AskDrShana   Technology-induced thumb pain is common. As people spend more time working on computers, texting, and swiping right, overuse injuries occur. Tech thumb describes multiple injuries that occur from repetitive motion injury. It may injure the muscles, tendons, or joints resulting in tendonitis, and joint pain. The thumb plays…

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a common cause of pain and discomfort in the wrist and thumb. It often arises from repetitive use or overuse of the muscles and tendons. The tendons connect the muscles to the bone for movement. The tendons that help the thumb with grip run through a tunnel. With overuse, the tendons…

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy)

Tennis elbow occurs when the muscles that extend the wrist become overused. These muscles attach to the bony part of the elbow. The tendon attaches the muscle to the bone. This is where the pain is located. Repetitive movements of the wrist strain these muscles and tendons. The pain is from inflammation initially (tendinitis). With…

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