Saturday, 10 April 2010

Rt 5th finger sprain

A junior rubgy player came after competition with a painful Rt 5th finger. He had pain at the side of the Metacarpo-phalangeal joint after feeling a sharp pain and loss of power after 'losing grip' of an opponent's shirt.

He suffered from torn collateral ligament and would benefit from buddy taping or splinting over the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Extensor Digitorum tenosynovitis

A guitarist came with complaints of left wrist pain and swelling a few days ago. She had been training vigourously and held the 'chords' with the fingers (left hand) and subsequently did her biceps and triceps curls using dumbbells. Soon after the episode she started having pain and noticed 'fullness' in the back (dorsum) of her wrist.

She was advised to do RICE treatment and apply the anti-inflammatory gel. She was also treated with Ultrasound therapy and isometric wrist exercises. After a few days, the symptoms subsided and she was given a step-by-step exercise program to prevent recurrence.

Read up more here.