Alan Campbell – Tendonitis surgery

We just phoned Alan ahead of our RowingChat tonight and have some breaking news:

He has been suffering from tendonitis in his hand and today had surgery to correct it. He’s on a train going home from hospital but has agreed to talk to us all as soon as he gets home.

We are very grateful to Alan for agreeing to keep his commitment to RowingChat and are sure you will make him very welcome. Because of British Rail / London Underground timetabling, we’re not sure exactly when we will start but are aiming for within 20-30 minutes after our scheduled start.

Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect

 

 

4 thoughts on “Alan Campbell – Tendonitis surgery

  1. John Sheldon says:

    I would be glad to know how surgery has treated Alan Campbell’s tendonitis, as I have been suffering this in my right thumb ever since rowing in the Jubilee Pageant, with no cure in sight. I understand that the painful condition is known as de Quervain’s sino-tendonitis, or at one time “washerwoman’s thumb”!

    • James Brown says:

      John
      It may be interssection syndrome, this is much more likely in rowers than de Quervains. If rest does not help (the wrist splint should also have a thumb extension), then a guided steroid injection is the treatment. Go see an orthopaedic hand surgeon to get the right diagnosis, the two conditions are similar.

  2. Rebecca Caroe says:

    John, Alan said he’d answer our readers’ questions via his twitter feed @tidewaysculler

    so if you can, direct your query there. Come back to us if you’re not a Twitter user and we can do it for you.

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