What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a case where you experience hand numbness and tingling which is caused by pressure on the median nerve. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to a small space called the carpal tunnel in your wrist.This nerve controls the feeling and movement in your hand, but only the first three fingers and your thumb, not the little finger.
What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb leading to thumb pain. These tendons are the ones that extend the joints to the thumb.
What is Repetitive Strain Injury?
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs when a part of the body has done repetitive tasks to the point where pain and other symptoms appear. It often happens in the hands, wrists or arms, but any body part subjected to repeated movement can be affected. The condition impacts the ligaments, nerves, tendons, and muscles. You may also hear the term “overuse injury,” but that’s a general term for injuries that come from excessive use of muscles, tendons and soft tissues. These don’t necessarily occur from repetitive movement, which is the key difference in repetitive strain injury.
What is TFCC?
TFCC is a medical term which means triangular fibrocartilage complex that is a combination of ligaments and cartilage structure located in the wrist which holds together the arm bones (the radius and the ulna). It serves as a cushion between the ulna bone and the wrist bones (carpals). The structure also has a stabilising function and is responsible for the smooth movement of the wrist joint and stable rotation of the forearm. A tear of the TFCC can cause swollen wrist, wrist pain, loss of grip strength or a combination of these.