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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, thumb injuries and a broken wrist are common wrist and hand injuries. Wrist and hand injury symptoms include wrist pain, wrist stiffness, wrist weakness and an inability to grip things. Wrist pain and wrist injuries are often caused by a fall onto an out stretched hand.
Colles fractures of the Radius bone and Scaphoid fractures are the two most common types of broken wrist. Both Colles fractures and Scaphoid fractures require input from a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and immobilisation in a cast. Wrist immobilisation can cause muscle wasting, reduced grip strength and wrist and hand stiffness. Physiotherapy treatment can address these wrist problems by strengthening the hand and wrist and relieving hand and wrist stiffness. Full details of hand and wrist rehabilitation are included in the PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is occasionally called ‘entrapment neuropathy of the Median nerve’ is a common cause of wrist and hand pain. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also cause weakness, tingling and ‘pins and needles’ in the hand. The PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z explains the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and effective physiotherapy treatment and prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The PhysioRoom.com Injury A-Z also includes practical tips to provide Carpal Tunnel Syndrome relief such as splinting the wrist with a specialist Carpal Tunnel wrist brace.
|Condition||Common Signs & Symptoms|
(Fracture Dislocation of the Thumb)
|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
(Osteoarthritis of the Wrist)
SUPPORTS & BRACES
THERAPY & REHAB
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