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Upper limb

The upper limb includes multiple joints; the shoulder, elbow, wrist and the many joints of the hand. Problems in the upper limb can make everyday activities hard, such as getting dressed, brushing hair and driving.

Common upper limb problems

Rotator cuff injury

Tears or inflammation to the group of tendons around the shoulder joint

Subacromial impingement

Narrowing of the space between the acromion and the rotator cuff tendons, causing pain

Acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis

Wear and tear of the acromioclavicular joint

Carpal tunnel

Squeezing of the median nerve at the wrist, causing tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger

Trigger finger

Catching of the tendon of the finger through it's sheath, resulting in clicking and locking of the finger

Cubital tunnel

Squeezing of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, causing pins and needles in the little and ring finger

Tennis elbow

Overuse of the muscles attached to the outside of the elbow, causing pain

Golfer's elbow

Overuse of the muscles attached to the inside of the elbow, causing pain

Frozen shoulder

A stiff and painful shoulder, commonly associated with diabetes or trauma

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