The elbow, wrist, hand and forearm is an amazing part of the human body capable of an incredible amount of dextrous movement patterns. For how complicated this area is in terms of its biomechanics it is surprising that patients don't present with more issues. More often than not issues arising with the the wrist hand and forearm can be attributed to overuse injuries - one of the worst culprits is long hours at the computer.
There are numerous joints and ligaments and many muscles and tendons that cross the forearm, wrist and hand. Your osteopath is trained to assess and diagnose many of the the more common presenting complaints. Some of the more common complaints:
- Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis
- Golfers Elbow - Medial Epicondylitis
- Wrist extension injuries - FOOSH injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury - RSI
- de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
- Wrist strains and sprains
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
If necessary and/or appropriate your Osteopath will refer for further assessment and opinion with a wrist and hand specialist.
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