Scaphoid Fracture

The scaphoid bone is a small bone at the base of the thumb. It is common in individuals following a FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand). Individuals usually complain of pain at the base of the thumb which is tender to touch. Following surgery or immobilization from a cast, physiotherapy can assist in improving mobility […]

Colles Fracture

Colles fracture is a fracture to the distal radius of the wrist. This is usually caused by a FOOSH (fall on out-stretched hand). Physiotherapy intervention is effective in re-gaining mobility of the wrist joint, improving strength and function of the wrist.

De Quervain’s

De Quervain’s results from inflammation and strain to, abductor pollicis longus, and extensor pollicis brevis, two tendons of the thumb. This condition is common in individuals performing repetitive activities of the wrist especially new mothers who are frequently lifting their children or persons unaccustomed to particular exercise or activity involving the thumb/wrist. Individuals may […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition involving the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Individuals may experience pins/needles tingling affecting the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half the ring finger. This may be aggravated by typing, sleeping and excessive movements of the wrist. Physiotherapy can help with carpal tunnel syndrome […]