This condition often takes years to develop. One of the first signs of Dupuytren’s is a thickening of palm tissue. In time, you may notice puckering or dimples in the thickened tissue. Small knots of eventually form beneath the skin of your palm. These lumps are not especially painful, but they may hurt when pressed. The lumps slowly grow into cords that extend along the palm of your hand and up into the fingers. The ring and pinky fingers are the most often affected. You may lose your grip strength and have trouble holding onto objects.
Gamer's Thumb involves the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath or tunnel (called the synovium) that surrounds the two tendons that control movement of the thumb. You may hear it referred to as flexor tenosynovitis, stenosing tenosynovitis, de Quervain's tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis), or de Quervain syndrome.
Two common stenosing tenosyonvitis diagnoses are:
- DeQuervain's Syndrome - this involves the first dorsal compartment of the wrist
- Trigger finger - this occurs when a fibrous nodule develops in the digital flexor tendon
What is tennis elbow? OrthoInfo describes the condition in the following way:
"Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk."
The five recommended foam rolling exercises include wrist extensors, wrist flexors, pronators, supinators, and palms.
What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger is a condition that causes one of your fingers to remain stuck in a bent position. Another term for trigger finger is stenosing tenosynovitis (stuh-NO-sing ten-o-sin-o-VIE-tis). Your finger might straighten out with a snap, like a trigger being pulled and released (MayoClinic.org).
What Causes Trigger Finger?
Inflammation will cause a narrowing of the space within the sheath surrounding the tendon in the afflicted finger. If severe, this finger can remain locked in a bent position.
Who is at Risk?
Women, those with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, and those working in jobs with repetitive gripping actions are at highest risk for developing trigger finger.
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With the arrival of October 2015 we are pleased to celebrate the first anniversary of RistRoller.com! Sure, twelve months of eCommerce is very special; however, the most important thing is that we've made a never-before-seen product that has helped people feel better!
We were recently asked to be a vendor at Yoga for Hope in San Diego. Yoga for Hope is an event that is put on by City of Hope, a nonprofit with a new model for cancer centers -- they are focused on rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into both better treatments and better prevention strategies for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. In addition to treatment, patients and their families are offered gentle, restorative yoga classes for well-being and relaxation.
Exercise is a big part of maintaining and reclaiming health. Foam rolling now goes hand in hand (no Rist RollerTM pun intended) with both preparing for regular exercise and the healing process of rehabilitation. Foam rolling is simply a self-myofascial release (SMR) process; it helps release restrictions based on the amount of body pressure you use when rolling. Additionally, the amount of pressure you'll feel will depend on the density of the foam you are using.
We love finding effective wrist exercises that you can do anywhere -- at your desk, in the ladies room, in the elevator... Below are a couple that we've used. Why not spend a few minutes on your break keeping your wrists healthy? Please share your favorite exercises with us on Facebook!