TFCC Tear Questions & Answers

So many questions about the TFCC.  The graphic above shows searches made online about this debilitating injury and the quest for knowledge, hope, and assurances. 
We're pleased to have answers for all of your questions within our site. 

"What is" questions: 
  • What causes the TFCC to tear?
  • What is a TFCC tear? 
  • Is TFCC tear painful?
  • What does a TFCC tear feel like?
  • What does a TFCC tear look like?
  • What does a TFCC tear feel like?
  • Is TFCC tear painful?
  • How common is a TFCC tear?
Find the answers to the "What" questions here.


TFCC healing - treatment - surgery questions  
  • Will TFCC tear heal on its own?
  • Can TFCC tear heal without surgery?
  • Does TFCC tear ever heal?
  • Does TFCC tear require surgery?
  • Can TFCC tear heal itself?
  • Will a TFCC tear heal?
  • How to fix TFCC tear?
  • How to heal TFCC tear?
  • Do TFCC tears heal?
  • Can a TFCC tear get worse?
  • How long to treat TFCC tear?
  • How long for TFCC tear to heal?
  • How to fix a TFCC tear?
  • How serious is a TFCC tear?
  • How to test for TFCC tear?

TFCC tears are scary, painful, and often frustrating to diagnose.  We're happy to let you know that TFCC tears CAN heal without surgery when our proven treatment protocol is followed.  TFCC tears generally fall into 3 levels of severity.  Each has it's own treatment plan.  You can learn about how to diagnose a TFCC tear, and the specific treatments for each here

How to tape a TFCC tear?
The only injury that responds to taping of the wrist, or wearing a WristWidget® is the TFCC tear.

There is no other injury that changes your weight bearing tolerance when you bring the radius and ulna together, so the Weight Bearing Test becomes a diagnostic tool.

When you tape your wrist as shown in the Weight Bearing Test video and have reduced pain, and increased weight bearing, you know you have a TFCC tear.  You can continue taping OR you can purchase a WristWidget® is designed to allow for micro-adjustments throughout the day and your activities.