Golfer's elbow, known more precisely as medial epicondylitis, is an injury to the tendons attached to the medial epicondyle. It is considered an overuse injury in which repetitive force places stress on connective tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and a reduced range of motion.
The finger tip is one of the most commonly injured areas of the upper extremity because we use our finger tips in so many daily activities. Your finger tip can be injured in a variety of different ways, including being crushed by a door, hit with a hammer, getting stuck under a heavy object, or cut with a knife.
The base of our thumb may be just a small part of our hand, but we rely on it more than we think. Arthritis in that area can have large consequences, often making simple actions such as picking up an object or opening a door an obstacle.
Gout and pseudogout are the 2 most common crystal-induced arthropathies. Gout (see the image below) is caused by monosodium urate monohydrate crystals; pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals and is more accurately termed calcium pyrophosphate disease.