WristWidget gives back in a time of need

We know things are hard out there right now. We have taken some unusual steps to make sure the WristWidget doesn't come in contact with Covid-19. We are dropping our price for a month as our way to help our community. We hope you can all use this quiet time to heal your TFCC tears.

TFCC & the Gut - what's the connection?

In 2006, I noticed a select group of 20 cases that presented with an onset of bilateral ulnar sided wrist pain without any known cause. Testing revealed significant intestinal issues in 18 of the cases. Chinese medicine shows the heart meridian to connect the TFCC with the small intestine.

The Piano Key Sign test - Understanding Compression of the Ulna head

Why does ulnar compression hurt with TFCC tears or DRUJJ instability?  

Are cortisone injections effective for TFCC tears?

There is little evidence that the TFCC has inflammatory cells nearby when injured. While a cortisone injection will help with inflammation, it will not treat the TFCC injury. When will it help?

Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendonitis

The FCU is often confused with a TFCC injury.  They are nearly the same except for a few distinguishing details.

TFCC tear and/or Extensor Carpu Ulnaris (ECU) tendonitis?

TFCC and ECU injuries can be easily confused - which is challenging because treatment for each is very different.  Understand the right treatment plan for each condition

It's So Much More Than Your Wrist!

One of the most dangerous myths is that “it’s all in the wrist.” We’ve heard it repeated in athletic activities from tennis to fly fishing.  As with most persistent myths, there’s some truth to it.  The wrist and fingers provide the finishing touch on almost any movement of the arms, from a baseball pitch to a fencing parry.

Central TFCC tears WILL heal!

My doctor said that the TFCC has no blood supply and will not fully heal; is this true?

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome - Ulnar Abutment

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome (UIS), Ulnar abutment, or ulnocarpal loading is a serious condition but it can have a non-surgical resolution. Wendy shares her research with you here.  

Why a lower protein diet is important during TFCC healing

High protein diets can slow TFCC tear recovery.  When I asked athlete patients to change their diet, a dramatic change in their recovery time was noticed. Learn how this adjustment impacted their TFCC healing in a positive way. 

Ulna Variance and Ulna Shortening

Have been told you have a positive ulnar variance which must be corrected with ulna shortening surgery?  Proper x-ray positioning and interpretation are key.  Learn what questions to ask.

Why does my WristWidget® slip and slide down my wrist?

We are all anatomically different. See how...  and remedies for a slipping WristWidget®.

MRIs and TFCC tears

 One of the most frustrating aspects of TFCC injuries is the lack of reliable MRI results. It is well known in the medical community that MRI’s have many false negative and false positive results.  TFCC tears are very often underdiagnosed. 

Happy 10th Anniversary WristWidget®!

In 2006,  I was busy sewing each WristWidget® by hand, voraciously studying its effects and solving the many challenges to get it where it is today.  10 years later I am astonished at its success! Thank you for the wonderful emails that I receive every day.  

 

TFCC- It is not just about the wrist. The Pronator Stretch, Shoulder and Neck.

After 11 years of looking at the TFCC full time, all day, every day, I have seen a dynamic in patients that is predictable.  I see many elite athletes who find that their TFCC injuries heal to about 90%.  The last 10% seems to take the longest to acquire.  I have long known this and started to closely examine the structures of the elbow, shoulder, and neck.  

Why the non-digital scale is so important for TFCC tears

You phone the specialists and you have to wait 3-4 weeks for a hand consult.  Why don't you simply perform the Weight Bearing Test?   I found it incredibly accurate in assessing the wrist. This simple tool is available in every country.  It is cheap.  It is reliable.  The test does not require a prescription or insurance to perform. It will diagnose TFCC tears. 

What is the TFCC?

It is quite difficult, as a patient, to get a ton of information about the TFCC.  The internet is full of conflicting information with very little consistency, and non-specific information.  If you are like most, you have already visited your physician and are searching for more information.