What Conditions Do We Treat?
- Skier’s Thumb is caused by a strain or tear in the ligament that supports the thumb joint. It often occurs due to a sudden hyperextension (backwards) force to the thumb. It is common in football, basketball and netball but most often happens skiing when the ski pole gets jammed against the thumb. Early treatment with a splint is best.
- Mallet finger is the result of a rupture of the extensor tendon at the tip of the finger. It is usually caused by forced flexion of the tip or a laceration. A small splint to hold the tip straight can be worn for sport.
- Tennis Elbow is a common pain on the outside (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow that is sometimes associated with Tennis. More often it is a repetitive injury that can be caused by over use of the wrist. Treatment includes splinting for the pain and slowly strengthening to return to function.
- Golfers Elbow is characterised by pain on the inside (medial epicondyle) of the elbow. It results from over use of the muscles that bend the wrist or by repetitvely bending and straightening the elbow. It can be treated with splinting, massage and strengthening.