Extensor tendonitis is found in the hands and feet. Extensor tendons are bands of tissue that connect the bones in your fingers to the muscles in the back of your hand. The extensor tendons help you to straighten your fingers, thumbs, and wrists. The extensor tendons in your feet connect the bones of your toes to the muscles at the front of your legs. The extensor tendons allow you to move your toes.
When the extensor tendon is irritated, it can get inflamed or injured. This condition is known as extensor tendonitis. The skin covering the extensor tendons is very thin, and the extensor tendons are not well protected with thick muscles or fatty tissue. Extensor tendons are also frequently used when moving your wrists and feet, making them prone to injury.
There are different factors that could lead to extensor tendonitis. These include:
Hand or foot pain is the most common symptom of extensor tendonitis. You may feel pain at the top of your foot, usually close to the center of your foot. You may feel pain at the top of your hand. Other symptoms of extensor tendonitis you may experience include:
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June 17, 2022
By Dr Graff
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