Tag Archives: Wrist Pain

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) is a painful condition in the first dorsal wrist extensor compartment. In this compartment, there is abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons. Normally, these two tendons slide smoothly through a fibrous sheath (i.e. a small tunnel, sometimes known as a pulley) that binds […]

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Skiers Thumb

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

The winter season has arrived, when all the skiers start practicing their skiing squat position and snow boarders their 180’s in preparation for fun times on the slopes. A story I often chuckle about occurred 10 years ago when my brother-in-law persuaded me to try snowboarding on the Andorra slopes on some compacted ice, due […]

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FOOSH!

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Today, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses FOOSH, which is an acronym for ‘fall onto outstretched hand’. FOOSH is commonly documented in patients’ medical notes at this time of year due to trips and or slips, especially slipping on ice. Injury can occur when you fall down and try to break the fall by reaching down […]

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Wrist Anatomy and Tenosynovitis

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

This time, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses the wrist anatomy with particular emphasis on the back of the hand and common sites of tenosynovitis. In completing a BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Neil has always been fascinated by the human anatomy and learning ligaments, tendons, muscles etc. An […]

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