Tendon Conditions

Tendons transmit force from muscles to produce movement and stabilise joints. The tendons of the hand can become painful as a result of direct trauma or increased use over time.

Anatomical tunnels in the wrist and hand are common sites where symptoms are experienced. Localised pain and swelling, clicking, triggering or graunching are symptoms experienced when tendons are irritated.

Examples of tendon conditions in the hand and arm are; trigger finger, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendinopathy, lateral elbow pain (tennis elbow).

Hand therapists have extensive experience in treating these conditions. Treatment varies according to the tendon involved. Activity modification, supports and a graduated reconditioning program are important in the rehabilitation process.


Patient Information

De Quervains Tenosynovitis

Tennis Elbow

Trigger Finger