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Why can’t I straighten the tip of my finger?

What is a mallet finger? Mallet finger is a finger deformity that occurs when the extensor tendon (the tendon that allows the finger to straighten) at the fingertip is stretched/ torn. As a result, the injured finger cannot be straightened and will bend inwards towards the palm (droop). Pain, swelling, and bruising of the finger

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Why are my finger joints swollen and painful?

What causes finger joint swelling and pain? Finger joint swelling can be due to traumatic (injury) or atraumatic (not from injury) causes. Traumatic A. Finger strains/ sprains Finger strains or sprains can lead to finger joint pain and swelling. A sprain occurs when a ligament in your finger becomes stretched or torn A strain occurs

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What are the Different Bones Found in My Hand?

What are the bones of the hand? The hand contains numerous bones which are essential to its function. The hands are also often injured, as they are frequently our first point of contact with the environment, and are not well protected by soft tissues. The bones of the hands include the metacarpal bones and the

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Why does the Side of my Wrist Hurt?

What are the common causes of thumb-sided wrist pain? There are many causes of thumb-side wrist pain, with the two most common ones being, How does DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis occur? The exact cause of DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis is not fully understood, however, repetitive trauma or overuse of the thumb/ wrist in daily activities has been linked to

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Sarah Taylor

Obstetrics & Gynaecology