Upper Limb Disorders
Upper limb disorder is a general term that covers a number of conditions which affect the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. The most common conditions are:
• Tenosynovitis (including De Quervain’s Syndrome) –which is the inflammation of the tendons usually caused by repetitive action, normally resulting in pains in the wrist.
• Rotator cuff syndrome – is when one or more of the muscles and tendons that make up your rotator cuff become completely or partially torn. Lifting or pulling an object that is too heavy for you or lifting it in the wrong way can cause you to strain or tear a rotator cuff tendon or muscle.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome – symptoms include numbness, pain, pins and needles (not usually affecting the little finger)
• Tennis or golfers elbow