TFCC stands for triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is a cartilage which sits in your wrist to help stabilise it. It can get torn when load is repeatedly applied to it.
Activities that may lead to a TFCC tear
- Repetitive weight bearing on the hands while the wrist is extended e.g. rowing, push ups
- Fall on outstretched hand e.g. fall in snow boarding
Signs and symptoms of Shoulder subluxation and/ or dislocation
- Pain at the wrist especially while extending the wrist or moving the hand towards the pinky
- Swelling at the wrist
- Pain while putting weight through the hand
How can Physiotherapy help?
Your Physiotherapist will be able to:
- Help you identify aggravating activities
- Help you identify positions of comfort
- Provide manual therapy to reduce pain and overactivity in muscles
- Guide you through strengthening exercises
- Provide strapping or bracing options