A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.
Shoulders are among the most frequently injured joints in the body, with the main culprit stemming from the rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that allows you to lift and rotate your arms. Over 3 million Americans each year are affected by rotator cuff problems.
Erosive hand osteoarthritis tends to target older adults and women with preexisting OA, and is associated with severe articular structural damage and radiographic progression, according to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Premenopausal women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy had a higher risk for severe carpal tunnel syndrome compared with women who did not have the procedure, according to a study published in Menopause.
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System have found that workers in construction and other manufacturing jobs are more susceptible for developing carpal tunnel syndrome than those who work in office jobs.