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Finger Sprain

October 5, 2013

Brief Outline of Finger Sprain Finger sprains are injuries to a joint that cause a stretch or tear in a ligament. Ligaments are resilient bands of tissue connecting one bone to another. Such sprains are common in a wide variety of sports including football, cricket, and handball. Such sprains include metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal sprains, Boutonniere […]

Finger Pulp Infection

June 14, 2013

A finger pulp infection most commonly affects the fleshy area at the tip of your finger known as the finger pulp. Often the infection starts from a cut or a splinter. About finger pulp infection Symptoms of finger pulp infection Complications of finger pulp infection Causes of finger pulp infection Diagnosis of finger pulp infection […]

Ganglion of the Wrist

March 1, 2010

WHAT IS GANGLION OF THE WRIST? A wrist ganglion is a swelling that generally occurs over the back of the hand or wrist. These are benign, fluid-filled capsules. Ganglions are not cancerous. Although they may grow in size, they will not spread to other parts of the body. SYMPTOMS OF GANGLION OF THE WRIST? The […]

Trigger Finger and Thumb

February 26, 2010

WHAT IS TRIGGER FINGER AND THUMB? Trigger finger is a common disorder of the hand which causes painful snapping or locking of the fingers or thumb. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? The exact cause of trigger finger or thumb is not readily evident. In many cases, the condition may be the result of repetitive strain of […]

Osteoarthritis of the Fingers and Thumb

February 26, 2010

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB? Osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb is characterized as chronic and often disabling pain and stiffness of one or more joints. Most people who are affected by osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb are middle-aged or older. HOW IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB DIAGNOSED? A […]