簡介： 手的第一個掌腕關節是手腕最常發生退化性關節炎和疼痛的地方。 可由高齡、過度使用和傷病史加速關節退化。 癥狀： 手腕活動疼痛和觸痛。 治療： 藥物治療和短期睡覺時使用大拇指固定環。將類固醇針劑注射到關節中可助於減緩徵狀。在未解決的病例中，可以考慮手術。 Thumb Spica Brace 此護具能固定拇指跟手腕連結處. 短暫使用能減少媽媽手或大拇指掌腕關節炎的症狀. 長期使用可能導致關節僵硬, 請勿長期穿戴. Purchase
>60 years old –Thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis Intro: The first carpometacarpal joint of the hand is a common area to develop degeneration and therefore arthritis and pain. Advance age, overuse, and prior injury are some exacerbating factors. Symptoms: The first carpometacarpal joint of the hand is a common area to develop degeneration and therefore arthritis
>18-year-old with inner elbow pain – Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) Intro: Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a common cause of elbow pain occurring at the medial epicondyle, a bony protuberance at the end of the arm bone (humerus). This condition stems from overuse of the forearm flexor muscles resulting in inflammation of the
None of the above – Shoulder (subacromial) impingement Intro: Shoulder/subacromial impingement is a common cause of shoulder which results from compression of rotator cuff tendons as it passes underneath the bony tip of the outer edge of the shoulder blade (acromion). This condition causes pain due to irritation of the rotator cuff tendons and the subacromial
>60-year-old with limited range of motion – Shoulder osteoarthritis Intro: Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a degenerative joint disorder that may manifest the elderly naturally or in individuals with prior shoulder injury. Symptoms: Pain and decreased motion of the shoulder. Treatment: Physical therapy and medications. A steroid injection into the joint may provide relief as well.
<60-year-old with limited range of motion – Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) Intro: Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition of the shoulder that involves thickening and stiffness of the joint capsule. It most commonly occurs in individuals around 40-60 years of age, with diabetes and thyroid disorders being a risk factor. Symptoms: Decreased