Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand, wrist, and arm. It happens when the median nerve gets compressed, or squeezed, at the wrist. The median nerve is a large nerve running from the palm to the upper arm.
Of all orthopedic injuries, wrist fractures are among the most common. One particular type of wrist fracture affects the end, or distal, part of the radius and a recent study reported that distal radius fractures comprise 16.4% of all fractures.
Finger splints are pieces of medical equipment that people can wear to immobilize their injured finger and prevent further damage. There are various types of finger splints, each treating a different condition, and they come in a variety of sizes and materials.
We use our hands for nearly everything. When stiff hands come about, it prevents us from doing daily activities that we take for granted. Stiff hands can prevent you from completing everyday tasks such as opening a jar, cooking, picking up your child, and more. For some, the stiffness may be all the time. For others, it may come and go.