Arm and hand pain: Dupuytren’s Contracture

Arm pain, Hand pain, Uncategorized

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition in which the hand curls up into a claw. The beginning stages can be painful. Often genetically inherited, steroid or enzyme injections can help and the contracture can be released surgically if it gets to a critical point. The effects can be mitigated with specific deep tissue work like Neuromuscular […]

April 22, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Blackberry thumb

Arm pain, Hand pain, Thumb pain

A new “diagnosis,” the pain caused by specific repetitive stress to the arm and hand muscles that bend the thumb is of increasing importance due to our hand-held texting devices like the Blackberry. To press the keys with the device in the palm of the hand requires flexing the tip of the thumb inward and […]

April 17, 2010

Arm and hand pain causes: Golf elbow

Arm pain, Elbow pain

This is a series on arm and hand pain. If you missed the beginning, go back to the “Checklist of Causes.” Golf elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis, is pain at the inner elbow, usually from inflammation of the tendons that attach to it. The muscles that hurt are mostly local: 1) the tendons of […]

April 6, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Tennis elbow

Arm pain, Elbow pain, Tendonitis

This is a series on arm and hand pain. If you missed the beginning, go back to the “Checklist of Causes.” In my Neuromuscular Therapy center near Boston, I treat arm and hand pain caused by sports injuries. Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis is characterized by pain at the outer elbow and/or inflammation […]

April 5, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Carpal tunnel syndrome

Arm pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), Hand pain, Repetitive strain, Repetitive strain injury (RSI), Self-treatment tips, Thumb pain, Wrist pain

Of all the arm and hand pain conditions and syndromes that can be treated, carpal tunnel syndrome is the one that is most often misdiagnosed and the one for which unnecessary surgeries are most often performed. See other conditions and causes in the post on Arm and hand pain: A Checklist of Causes. I was […]

April 2, 2010