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5 Safety Tips on How to Properly Treat a Laceration

2022-11-30T23:24:42-05:00November 30th, 2022|General Blog|

If you're like most people, you possibly need to become more familiar with properly treating a laceration. Many of us only know the basics, such as using pressure and a bandage to stop the bleeding. But what if more is needed? Check out these safety tricks that can help ensure your laceration's health and proper [...]

How to Prevent Injuries in your Hand, Fingers, and Wrist

2022-11-23T22:29:34-05:00November 23rd, 2022|General Blog, Hand & Wrist Infections|

People immediately think of damage to the back, knee, and shoulders when talking about sports injuries. Some might also think about concussions. However, many tend to forget that finger, hand, and wrist injuries are one of the most common among athletes. These might not sound serious, but the truth is they could be quite debilitating. [...]

Key Differences between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis

2022-11-17T06:21:28-05:00November 17th, 2022|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Blog, Tendinitis|

If you experience pain, numbness, or tingling in your hand and wrist, you may be wondering if you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) or tendonitis. Both conditions can cause similar symptoms, but they're actually quite different. There are also some key differences between the two conditions. Either way, knowing their differences is vital when it [...]

What Is Dupuytren’s Contracture and What Are Its Symptoms?

2022-11-10T15:13:21-05:00November 10th, 2022|Dupuytren’s Contracture|

Dupuytren's contracture is a condition in which the tissue in the hand becomes thickened, making it difficult to move the fingers. The condition is more common in people of European descent and is estimated to affect up to 36 percent of the population in some European countries. What Is Dupuytren's Contracture? Dupuytren's disease is when [...]

Types of Nerve Compression Syndrome: What You Need to Know

2022-11-03T03:55:58-04:00November 3rd, 2022|General Blog|

Nerve compression syndrome describes a condition where nerves are compressed or pinched. It can happen for several reasons, including bone spurs, herniated discs, and ligament swelling. The compression can cause various symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness. Here's what you need to know about it. Types of Nerve Compression Syndrome There are several different [...]

The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and When to See a Doctor

2022-10-27T01:30:26-04:00October 27th, 2022|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Carpal tunnel surgery is a common procedure to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve is responsible for feeling in the thumb and first three fingers. It also controls some of the muscles in the hand. Pressure on the median nerve can cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2022-10-19T22:55:02-04:00October 19th, 2022|General Blog, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

We all know that our wrists are essential when using our hands. Without them, we wouldn't be able to do many things we take for granted daily. That's why carpal tunnel syndrome is such a big deal–it affects millions of people every year, but most don't even know what it is until they experience symptoms [...]

Sprained Wrist Facts: Signs, Treatments, and Prevention Tips

2022-10-13T01:30:33-04:00October 13th, 2022|General Blog, Sprains & Fractures|

A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is the tissue that connects bones together at a joint. A ligament can be stretched, torn, or ruptured. A sprained wrist is a very common injury, especially among athletes. Signs of a Sprained Wrist There are several signs that may indicate you have a sprained wrist. [...]

Sprained Wrist 101: Signs, Treatments, and Preventive Tips

2022-10-06T00:39:19-04:00October 6th, 2022|Arthritis of the Hand & Wrist, General Blog, Sprains & Fractures|

Sprained wrists are a common injury, especially for athletes. However, anyone can end up with a sprained wrist from a fall or other accident. It's important to recognize the signs of a sprained wrist so that you can get the proper treatment. Learn more about sprained wrists with this brief guide. What Is a Sprained [...]

Doing Household Chores: A Guide for People with Arthritis

2022-09-29T04:16:04-04:00September 29th, 2022|Arthritis of the Hand & Wrist|

It can be challenging for those with arthritis to maintain their condition while also accomplishing daily tasks around the house. However, there are several different approaches to arthritis management that you can take to help you continue your daily chores. Adjustments to daily activities, whether by applying correct joint mechanics or utilizing various tools, are [...]

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