Deload If your symptoms have just come on because of a sudden increase in load, they are probably as a result of local inflammation within the tendon. Ligament injuries are very common, especially in the hand as it is so exposed and so widely used in day to day activities. Flexion at the MCP joint. Base of first distal phalanx. Most injuries tend to resolve after approximately six weeks. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
These have been shown to reduce short term pain so are good for self administering pain relief and help to prepare the tendon for beginning to accept loading through movement. If the condition goes too long without treatment, the pain may spread further into your thumb, back into your forearm or both. After an extensor tendon repair you should have a working finger or thumb, but you may not regain full movement. Radial base of proximal phalanx and the radial sesamoid. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The tests may include:. During this time the wrist is held in a plaster or splint.
The severity can easily be overlooked. Tendons are strong cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Light activities can often be resumed after 6 to 8 weeks, and heavy activities and sport after 10 to 12 weeks. It also assists in opposition and extension of the thumb. You may have tests to check for other problems that may be causing your symptoms.
Abductor pollicis longus. What is a Hand Surgeon? Page last reviewed: 14 June Next review due: 14 June Medial side of first metacarpal bone. They may show malalignment of the wrist bones but are often normal especially early following injury. The extensor pollicis longus originates on the dorsal side of the ulna and the interosseous membrane. Anatomy Hand Tendons Thumb.