Wrist and Hand
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the side of your wrist and thumb called the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EBP). These tendons are the ones that lift the thumb away from the hand.
Trigger finger and trigger thumb (medically known as stenosing tenosynovitis) is the painful clicking of the tendon as it passes through the tiny pulleys at the bottom of the finger. The finger/thumb will get stuck in a bent position and will “snap” when it straightens.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition which affects your wrist and hand. It may also cause tingling or numbness in your fingers and reduced grip strength. It is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel.
Arthritis Of The Thumb
Osteoarthritis of the thumb is a common condition which causes pain with gripping and lifting tasks of the hand. The most common thumb joint to develop arthritis is the joint at the base of the thumb called the carpo-metacarpal joint (CMC joint).