One of my favorite comedians of all time, Rodney Dangerfield's signature line was, "I don't get no respect!" The same could be said of the hand. You probably get those brochures for the hand rehab seminars in the mail & you toss them out. From this month's "Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehab"- "Ulnar Nerve Compression Neuropathy at Guyon's Canal Caused by Crutch Walking: Case Report With Ultrasonographic Nerve Imaging Ulnar Nerve Compression Neuropathy at Guyon's Canal Caused by Crutch Walking: Case Report With Ultrasonographic Nerve Imaging".
How often do your American Football lineman come in complaining of wrist pain? Probably all the time, but more than likely you slap some tape on it & send them out. But this type of nerve compression happens, & is re-aggravated by bench pressing ad-nauseum. There are some cool, simple mobilizations for the carpal row & releases for the tunnel ligaments that really feel good on a beat up wrist. I will try to get some up on this blog in August when high school football gets under way again.