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How to Know if You Have Carpal Tunnel or Wrist Tendonitis

2021-08-12T00:59:36-04:00August 12th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

When extreme pain in the wrist is caused by repetitive stress in the hand's joint, people almost always think they might have a carpal tunnel. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, you are not experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome but instead endure wrist tendonitis. Here’s what you should know about each and their differences. [...]

What You Need to Know About Dupuytren’s Contracture

2021-08-05T03:46:56-04:00August 5th, 2021|Dupuytren’s Contracture|

Your body can be a host to different kinds of illnesses, depending on how you care for your body and other internal and external factors. However, the most common instigator for illnesses is a weaker and older body. Dupuytren’s contracture is a disease that affects a person’s fibrous layer of tissue beneath their skin. Through [...]

Here’s Why Smoking Is Killing Your Hands and Wrists

2021-07-29T03:30:58-04:00July 29th, 2021|General Blog|

There are many things in the world that anyone should be afraid of, and nothing presents a more grave threat than smoking. As one of the unhealthiest habits in the world, cigarette smoking is a prevalent problem that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. For anyone that’s either hooked on the habit, it’s [...]

3 Carpal Tunnel Exercises to Relieve Your Symptoms

2021-07-22T04:17:27-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Living with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be incredibly frustrating since it interferes with routines in more ways than one. The onslaught of numbness, stiffness, and pain afflicting your hand can make simple activities more challenging to complete, from something as basic as gripping a pen, lifting objects to disrupting your ability to work.  Seeing [...]

Self-Diagnosis: How to Determine if Your Hand Is Fractured

2021-07-15T03:28:21-04:00July 15th, 2021|Sprains & Fractures|

Incurring injuries to your hand or wrists is relatively common, especially since people use it every day regardless of their line of work. For this reason, hand fractures can be extremely dangerous to have, whether it came from experiencing high force impact or gradual weakening due to disease. This means that people who engage in [...]

Effective Non-Invasive Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

2021-07-08T03:14:27-04:00July 8th, 2021|General Blog|

A rotator cuff tear is a non-severe yet debilitating injury that may cause long-term symptoms if left untreated. It occurs when the tendons in the shoulder tear from injury or overuse. Despite not being life-threatening, rotator cuff tears should still be addressed immediately due to the debilitating effects of the injury. Severe cases will usually [...]

4 Things to Expect While Recovering from Your Hand Surgery

2021-07-01T09:56:02-04:00July 1st, 2021|General Blog|

Hands are among the busiest and most functional parts of your body that you use every day. From the moment you wake up and brush your teeth to the second you go to bed and turn off the lights, your hands will do many tasks—both simple and complex—throughout the day. Because they are being used [...]

Can Wrist Rests Actually Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

2021-06-24T04:26:04-04:00June 24th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

A significant sector of the average workforce in the US works eight hours a day in front of a computer. Even with the current situation, the vast majority that now works from home still spend their time at their own desks.  While it may not seem physically straining, there are conditions that can develop when [...]

What to Do to Prevent Overuse Injuries When Playing Games

2021-06-16T10:59:56-04:00June 16th, 2021|General Blog|

With social distancing protocols and lockdowns going around and forcing people to stay at home, many individuals have begun to discover new hobbies—chief among which is playing computer games. Although such activities can be incredibly fun and stimulating at times, there are certain risks that one may face when doing them constantly. Overuse injuries, in [...]

6 Non-Carpal Tunnel Reasons for Hand and Wrist Discomfort

2021-06-10T02:45:44-04:00June 10th, 2021|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Numbness and tingling are not a good feeling, especially when you feel it in your hands. This sensation can be debilitating as it can inconvenience your work.  Most people may mistakenly conclude that the sensations are caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is caused by pressure on the median nerve. It happens to many people [...]

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