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DE QUERVAIN’S SYNDROME

What is it? This condition consists of a tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment.  Within this compartment at the wrist is contained the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and abductor pollicis longus (APL) tendons.  It is manifested by pain at the base of the thumb that migrates up the wrist and forearm.  It gets worse with…

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Trigger Finger

What is it? Trigger Finger describes a condition in which the finger gets caught either in bringing it down (flexion) or in straightening it out (extension).  At first it may be painless and intermittent, but progressively gets painful and occurs with regularity.  The pain is located at the base of the involved finger.  True locking…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Sometimes people may experience numbness or tingling in the hand, more so at night, and clumsiness handling objects such as glasses or cups. Also there tends to be a pain that goes up the entire arm, in some cases all the way to the shoulder. These symptoms may be all due to what’s known as…

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