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2022 Oct 15

Hand (N Y)

Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendinopathy in Athletes: A Review of the Conservative and Rehabilitative Options.


Zarro M, Goel R, Bickhart N, May CC, Abzug JM
Hand (N Y). 2022 Oct 15:15589447221127331.
PMID: 36250572.


Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendinopathy is characterized by pain along the dorsal and ulnar aspect of the wrist and distal forearm. It is common in athletes who play stick and racquet sports due to repetitive motion and axial-loading through the wrist and forearm. Conservative therapeutic options include rest, the use of anti-inflammatory medications, and various injections. Rehabilitation via occupational or physical therapy includes therapeutic exercise, splinting, activity modification, manual therapy, and modalities.