Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in the hand. When the affected finger or thumb is bent towards the palm, the tendon gets stuck and the finger clicks or locks.
It's also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tenovaginosis.
Traction is the use of weights, ropes and pulleys to apply force to tissues surrounding a broken bone.
It's sometimes used to keep a broken leg in the correct position during the early stages of healing, or to ease the pain of a fracture while a person is waiting for surgery.
Tendonitis and other tendon injuries
Tendons are strong bands or cords of tissue that attach muscle to bone. They help move the bones and joints when muscles contract.
The main types of tendon injury are:
tendonitis – inflammation of a tendon
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.
It often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident (see below).
Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.
It's also called work-related upper limb disorder or non-specific upper limb pain.
Disclaimer: The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. The information is provided solely for educational purpose and should not be considered a substitute for medical advice.