8

"Gamekeeper's thumb" - named because of the chronic injury incurred when rabbit keepers broke rabbits' necks between the base of the thumb and index finger - has more recently been referred to as "skier's thumb", now the most common acute mechanism of the injury. If you fell on an outstretched hand hyperextending your thumb (did it feel as if the thumb was ...


5

Ice (cryotherapy) is a treatment for the inflammation which is secondary to the tendon injury its self. The inflammation is what usually causes the pain and can lead to additional compression injury of the surrounding tissue or chemical irritation of surrounding cells. With all of that said inflammation is a normal part of the healing process and should be ...


5

One study published in 1996 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicince said that there are insufficient published data to determine the comparative risks and benefits of corticosteroid injections. Most side effects are temporary, but skin atrophy and depigmentation can be permanent. In a further study published in 2002 in Foot and Ankle Clinics we read: ...


4

Why are inflammations painful in the case of a tendinitis? When suffering from tendinitis, does the inflammation itself cause any pain, and if so why? Based on the definition of tendinitis actually meaning inflammation of a tendon, what's typically associated with this condition, and the body's immune system response with it stimulating nerve cells ...


3

We ice injuries like tendinitis because they reduce the pain and inflammation. Ice does not actually fix your tendinitis, it just makes it easier to deal with. The reason it is recommended that you ice immediately after you see symptoms of tendinitis is so you can relieve the pain quicker. Icing after a few days will probably be little less effective (the ...


3

Effects of cortisone ie. glucocorticoids (GCs) are very variable. One effect of GC is the inhibition of collagen formation. Collagen is the main ingredient of tendons. Collagen units form the backbone for tendons and makes them as strong as they are. As every tissue in human reproduces all the time so do tendons by forming new collagen as the old molecules ...


2

Sorry for the wait! To orient ourselves first trace the Ulnar Nerve distally to the hand from the Brachial Plexus (BP) and then review how Cubital Tunnel Syndrome ties in (it's neurological relation). Let me know if you have a more specific question (this is most commonly what is seen -- can go into other areas. Sorry for so many abbreviations - these ...


2

Clinical studies indicate that icing is helpful and offer symptomatic relief for tendinopathies even though the reason of its action is not yet fully understood. It is thought that ice causes vasoconstriction and address the abnormal neovascularization of the tendon tissue2000, PDF. Usually it's advised to use ice for 15–20 minutes several times a day (...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible