Tendons and Ligaments
Our hands and fingers are one of the most important parts of our body in daily life. They enable us to hold objects, support ourselves, point to something and much more. They are perfectly built for both rough and fine activities. Because of their importance in everyday life, hand pain and hand injuries place a great burden on us and severely limit our well-being.
Tendons are the link between muscle and bone. On the hand, there are a large number of flexor tendons and finger extensor tendons that are coupled together via cross-links. Hand pain due to tendon injuries usually occurs as part of more extensive hand injuries or when a tendon is damaged by an open wound (such as a cut or puncture).
However, tendon injuries can also occur in the context of rheumatic diseases or spontaneously during unaccustomed stress (e.g., finger pinched while hand is retracted).