- Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis
- Characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger, associated with finger joint pains and dysfunction of the finger.
- Stenosing of the tendon sheath/pulley system which surrounding the flexor tendon, most commonly at the level of the first annular (A1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger.
- The word of trigger finger is used in such a degenerative condition on fingers because when the finger unlocks, it pops back suddenly, as if releasing a trigger on a gun.
- Also known as adhesive capsulitis
- Shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder’s glenohumeral joint becomes inflamed and stiff, hence causes greatly shoulder stiffness and causing chronic shoulder joint pains.
Rotator Cuffs Syndrome/ Tear
- Rotator cuff tear is a tear of one or more of the four rotator cuff muscles’ tendons.
- Usual symptoms is shoulder joint pains and stiffness of shoulder joints
- Function of rotator cuff mainly is to stabilize the shoulder joint.
- Rotator cuff injury can caused by any type of damage to the rotator cuff muscles or tendons.
- Rotator cuff tears is one of the most common cause of shoulder disorder.
- The tendons of the rotator cuff are more frequently involved compared to muscles
- Supraspinatus is involved most frequently, as because it passes below the acromion.
- Rotator cuff tear usually occurs at the point of tendon insertion onto the greater tubercle of humeral head.
De Quervain Tenosynovitis
- Is a condition of tenosynovitis of the tendon sheath that surrounds two tendons that control the extension movement of the thumb.
- Usually found as wrist joint pains at the outer base to thumb
- Also known as lateral epicondylitis
- A condition characterized by the joint pains of outer part of the elbow.
- Most common during middle age especially in men.
Prepatellar Bursitis/ Housemaid’s Knees
- It is characterized by swelling at the knee, most of the time presented as front knee joint pains.
- Knee joint pains can be tender to the touch but which does not restrict the knee’s movement.
- Common cause is usually due to trauma which can either be acute or chronic.
- Prepatellar bursitis commonly occurs among individuals who did frequent kneeling.
- Also known as degenerative arthritis.
- Characterized by mechanical degradation of joints, articular cartilage and subchondral bone.
- Common symptoms are joint pains, stiffness and joint swelling.
- Various causes e.g. hereditary, developmental, metabolic and mechanical.
Treatment of degenerative joint pains and tenosynovitis problems:
- Platelet rich plasma-PRP injection to the joint pains area
- Hyaluronic acid injection to the joint pains area
- Stem cell therapy- Adipocyte Derived Stem Cell therapy