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Conditions & Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is part of a larger group of conditions known as compressed neuropathies. It occurs when the median nerve that passes through the inch-wide opening across the palm side of the wrist and into your fingers becomes irritated or compressed. It causes hand and wrist discomfort and can affect how you perform daily tasks.
Simply put, a fracture is a broken bone. It may be simple, with bone pieces aligned and stable, or unstable, with the bones shifting or displaced. Some fractures occur in the shaft (main body) of the bone, while others occur along the joint surface. When the bone is fracture into many pieces, this is known as a comminuted fracture. An open, or compound, fracture occurs when a bone fragment breaks through the skin. There is some risk of infection in these cases.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
A broken wrist is a break or crack in one or more of the bones of your wrist. The most common of these injuries occurs in the wrist when people try to catch themselves during a fall and land hard on an outstretched hand.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The ulnar nerve passes under a bump of bone on the inner portion of the elbow (medial epicondyle or “funny bone”). At this site, the ulnar nerve lies directly next to the bone and is susceptible to pressure. When the pressure on the nerve becomes great enough to affect the way the nerve works, then numbness, tingling, and pain may be felt in the elbow, forearm, hand, and/or fingers.
A sports hernia is an injury to the area around the groin. It is a tear or strain in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the area, typically caused by a sudden strain, twist, or pull. Symptoms can include pain in the lower abdomen, groin, or thigh and pain during activities such as running, twisting, or turning. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, and physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles in the area. Surgery may be necessary in some cases.
Trigger finger is a condition affecting tendons that flex the fingers and thumb, typically resulting in a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your digits. Other symptoms may include pain and stiffness in the fingers and thumb. The condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis.
A wrist sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the wrist stretch beyond their limits or tear. This occurs when the wrist is bent or twisted forcefully, such as caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. Wrist sprains are common injuries. They can range from mild to severe, depending on how much damage there is to the ligaments.
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What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.