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20 Apr

Physiotherapy 101 : Trigger Finger

Introduction Trigger finger is a condition where pain, locking, and popping sensations occur in the finger when attempting to bend and straighten. If it occurs in the thumb, it is called trigger thumb. The tendons (rope-like structures that attach muscles to bone) of our fingers normally glide smoothly through a small fibrous tunnel called the tendon sheath as you bend and straighten your […]

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01 Apr

Physiotherapy 101 : De Quervain’s Syndrome(Tenosynovitis)

Introduction  De Quervain’s syndrome is when the tendons (rope-like structures that attach muscles to bone) along the base of the thumb and side of the wrist become irritated or constricted. Reproduced from: Griffin LY (ed): Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, 3rd Edition. Rosemont, IL. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005. This may result in inflammation, resulting in swelling, pain, and tenderness.  These symptoms […]

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