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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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23 Feb

Physiotherapy 101 : Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

Introduction Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition in the hand and occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed in an area of the wrist, known as the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a passageway between the wrist and the hand is about an inch wide.  The median nerve provides feeling to the thumb and all fingers except the pinky finger. It […]

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