Can Elbow Tendonitis or Wrist Tendonitis effect the fingers?

by Mel

I have pain from the top of my elbow down the forearm.

Can elbow or wrist tendonitis effect the fingers?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Mel.

Great question!

Yes, either elbow or wrist problems can affect the fingers, directly or indirectly.

Yes, the same structural dynamics that cause the symptoms of Elbow Tendonitis and Wrist Tendonitis can tighten things up such that you have tightness, ache/pain, and/or numbness/tingling in the hand and fingers.

Essentially, muscles get tight. Connective tissue shrink wraps. That pulls on other connected structures which adds tension and strain.

This same constriction can also compress the nerve(s) that feed the hand at any (or several) points from elbow to wrist.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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