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Hand Tendonitis

There are two types of Tendonitis that effects the hands.

Hand Tendonitis - deQuervain's Tendonitis

deQuervain's Tendonitis is a condition brought on by irritation or swelling of the tendons found along the thumb side of the wrist (Figure 1). The irritation causes the compartment (lining) around the tendon to swell, changing the shape of the compartment; this makes it difficult for the tendons to move as they should. The swelling can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist, usually noticed when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, or turning the wrist.

Hand Tendonitis - Flexor Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of a tendon, which is the fibrous structure that joins muscle to bone. Each finger have two tendons. The tendons run along the palm side of the fingers and are very close to the surface of the skin, particularly where the skin folds as you bend your fingers. The tendons in the fingers are called flexor tendons. The longer tendon (flexor digitorum profundus attaches to the last bone of the finger and bends the tip; the shorter tendon (flexor digitorum sublimis) bends the middle joint of the finger.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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08/05/2010

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