Herbert von Schroeder MD MSc FRCSC


Safe Hand and Wrist Movements

Try to avoid hand and wrist movements that can cause pain and other symptoms. Keep your wrists straight or only slightly bent. Avoid activities that bend or twist the wrists for long periods of time. Take frequent breaks from typing or other repetitive activities to stretch your hands and wrists. Avoid doing repetitive…

Mucous Cyst Ganglions

Mucous cyst ganglions usually occur when osteoarthritis symptoms develop, at middle age or older. This type of ganglion is more common in women than men. Mucous cyst ganglions are found at the joint nearest the fingernail (distal interphalangeal [DIP] joint). The ganglion is firm and does not easily move under the skin…

Ganglión dorsal de muñeca

Los gangliones son sacos (quistes) pequeños llenos de líquido transparente y gelatinoso. Suelen aparecer en forma de bultos en las manos y en las muñecas, pero también pueden desarrollarse en los pies, en los tobillos, en las rodillas o en los hombros. Un ganglión puede crecer en una cápsula articular, que rodea y…

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is swelling and inflammation of the tendons and the tendon sheath on the thumb side of the wrist. The exact cause of de Quervain’s is not known. It may occur from injury to the wrist or tendon. Or it may occur as a result of activities that require repeated wrist and thumb movements, such as…

Wrist Splint

A wrist splint can be worn to support the wrist while holding it firm and still (immobilize it). A good wrist splint should: Be comfortable, washable, durable, and easy to remove. Keep the wrist in a neutral position. The wrist is generally in a neutral position when you are holding a glass of water, with the thumb in…