A functional hand and fingers are something most of us take for granted, that is, until it becomes affected by injury or pain. Think about all the different movements your wrists and hands can make, and you can probably understand why they have so many small bones. Also, the forearm’s ulna and radius support the many muscles controlling the bones of the hand and wrist. Due to the intricate nature of the wrist and hand it is also susceptible to injuries involving those bones and tendons/ligaments.
The elbow consists of the Humerus coming from the shoulder and the radius / ulna going to the forearm. The most common cause of elbow pain is an overuse or repeated pressure injury affecting the tendons, particularly where the tendon anchors to the bone. This is known as Tennis/ Golfers Elbow.
Symptoms of elbow pain
- Dull ache at rest
- Pain radiating down the forearm
- Pain when making a fist
- Pain when opening the fingers
- Weak grip
- Difficulties and pain when trying to grasp objects, especially with arm stretched out.
Common Elbow / Wrist Hand conditions
- Wrist / Hand fractures
- Wrist sprain
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis elbow
- Elbow fractures
- Ligament injury at the elbow
- Nerve Injury