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  1. Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Ulnar tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the wrist. This nerve is found on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist. Overuse or repetitive use of the hands or wrist may cause swelling or thickening of the tissues close to the ulnar nerve. Swelling from a ganglion can also affect the ulnar nerve. Bicycle riders may develop ulnar tunnel syndrome from holding on to the ...

  2. Physical Therapy - When Physical Therapy Can Help

    Physical therapy and recovery from injuryPhysical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury by reducing pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), improving flexibility and function, and building muscle strength. Your physical therapist can also evaluate how you perform an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely .

  3. Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

    Abdominal pain can be widespread or localized to one area, such as lower or left side abdominal pain. Learn what causes different types of abdominal pain.

  4. Exercises for Arm and Wrist - Topic Overview

    Your doctor can give you information about exercises for building flexibility and strength in your hand, wrist, and arm.Exercises for flexibility may include:Rotating your wrist up, down, and from side to side.Stretching your fingers far apart, then relaxing them, then stretching them again.Stretching your thumb by pulling it back gently, holding it, and then releasing it.Exercises to increase strength may include:Squeezing a rubber ball.Wrist curls and extensions with a light weight.If any exercise or motion causes pain or swelling, stop that exercise, or reduce the intensity or amount of motion.

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment

    Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include: Physical therapy techniques, such as ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and stretching and range - of - motion exercises. Ultrasound therapy uses high - pitched sound waves to create heat, which may help decreas

  6. Safe Hand and Wrist Movements - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  7. Foot Pain

    WebMD provides a comprehensive look at foot pain, including causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  8. Compartment Syndrome

    WebMD explains compartment syndrome, a potentially life threatening condition in which pressure builds up in the legs, abdomen or arms, damaging tissue.

  9. Hip Impingement

    WebMD explains the causes and diagnosis of hip impingement and how it is treated.

  10. Bursitis

    An overview of bursitis, including symptoms and treatment information.

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