Jammed finger is a sprain of the ligaments or
joint capsule of the inter-phalangeal joint (knuckle).
A jammed finger is typically caused from being hit directly on
the tip of the finger with an object such as a basketball.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, and discoloration.
Gamekeepers thumb is a sprain or tear to the
ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb.
The ulna collateral ligament is a band of tissue attached to the
joint at the bottom of the thumb where the thumb connects to the
palm of the hand.
This injury typically occurs as a result of falling on your hand
with an outstretched thumb. Also called skiers
thumb, it is generally called "gamekeeper's thumb"
because Scottish gamekeepers commonly injured their thumbs as a
result of their job.
Scaphoid fracture is a fracture to the scaphoid
bone. The scaphoid bone is one of eight small bones in the wrist
that allow complex movements of the hand.
Also known as the navicular bone, it is typically injured after
falling on an outstretched hand where the wrist is forced into
Due to a poor blood supply it is imperative to get immediate
treatment for proper healing of a scaphoid fracture.
TFCC tear (triangular fibrocartilage complex
tear) is an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage
disc, dorsal and palmar radioulnar ligaments, the meniscus
homologue, and sheath of the extensor carpi ulnaris.
It is typically caused from a fall on an outstretched hand while
the wrist is extended and rotated.
Ganglion cyst is a benign tumor or sac of fluid
that typically builds up on the back of the wrist.
Although they can vary is size and generally cause no symptoms,
they can in some cases cause pain, decreased motion and muscle
Wrist tendonitis, also called
tenosynovitis, it is a common condition
characterized by irritation and inflammation of the tendons
surrounding the wrist joint.
This is an overuse injury that typically results from a
repetitive stress and affects one or more or the wrist tendons,
causing pain and inflammation.
It often occurs at points where the tendons cross each other or
pass over a bony structure.
Neuritis refers to an inflammation of the
nerves, involving a single nerve or a series of nerves.
It is generally caused from a direct blow, bad bruise and severe
muscle strain or ligament sprain.
Symptoms can include loss of sensation, numbness, tingling,
burning and, in severe cases, paralysis of the nearby muscles.
Little League elbow typically occurs in young
baseball pitchers before puberty.
When this injury occurs, the ligament attached to the inner side
of the elbow begins to pull one of the growth plates away from
the rest of the bone.
Because the bones are still growing, the growth plates are weak
and susceptible to injury.
Causes of Little League elbow include:
Bursitis is the inflammation of a small fluid
sac called a bursa due to repeated trauma or a repetitive stress.
A bursa's primary job is to provide a cushion between joints and
decrease friction between moving parts of the body.
Common symptoms of bursitis are:
Epicondylitis is inflammation of one or both
epicondyles of the humerus bone at the elbow.
There are two types of epicondylitis:
Medial epicondylitis also known as
golfer's elbow; and
Lateral epicondylitits also known as
Epicondylitis is an overuse or repetitive stress injury which
causes pain and inflammation of the elbow and in severe cases
numbness and muscle weakness.