Other specified injury of the long flexor muscle, fascia, or tendon of the thumb at the wrist or hand level is usually caused by overuse or repetitive strain of the thumb, as well as direct trauma to the area.
Diagnosis of this injury is typically made through physical examination and imaging studies, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.
Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
Treatment of this injury typically involves rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
The prognosis for this injury is generally good, with most patients making a full recovery. However, if the injury is severe or not treated promptly, long-term complications, such as arthritis or nerve damage, can occur.