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Get Smart With Your SmartPhone

Posted on November 27, 2017

If you’re texting, calling, emailing, reading the news, plus playing games, swiping left and right on romantic possibilities, taking photos, ordering dinner, and using apps that run your life from your SmartPhone, you might be getting sorwho e. No, not just from the annoying News and Calendar Alerts that flit across the screen. The tendons… Read more

Don’t Get “Ganked” By Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

Posted on October 23, 2017

Whether you’re a gamer killing enemies with your mouse or a full-time office worker, you spend hours at your computer on a daily basis. But repetitive motions can permanently injure your wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers. If you don’t pay attention to the first tell-tale symptoms, you may end up with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS),… Read more

Debunking Myths About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on October 19, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an extremely painful and debilitating condition in which the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm through a canal called the carpal tunnel in the wrist is compressed. The carpal tunnel is a hollow, bony tube that connects the wrist to the hand and encases not just… Read more

Can Texting Lead to Hand Tendinitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on October 9, 2017

It sounds like something a frustrated parent would say to a teen: “Stop texting or you’ll break your thumbs!” But there could be a kernel of truth in that admonition. A new study from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, published in the June 2017 issue of the journal Muscle & Nerve, suggests that overuse (more… Read more

Common Causes of Hand Pain

Posted on October 5, 2017

Most of the time, we take our hands for granted. They perform tasks for us from the moment we awaken ’til we’re ready for bed and we rarely even notice them. Until they hurt. Maybe it’s a shooting pain in your wrist. Or your thumb or index finger have locked up. Or you perform a… Read more

Which Jobs and Activities Increase Your Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on August 29, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome. Everyone’s heard of it and – if you use your hands in repetitive tasks — you may be afraid of developing it yourself. But what, exactly, is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Who’s at risk for it? Are there certain professions that are more prone to CTS? What can you do to prevent… Read more

How Well Can Regenerative Medicine Heal Damaged Joints and Nerves?

Posted on August 14, 2017

Most people have heard of stem cells in some capacity. Although the medical community and researchers have been working to develop the practical applications for stem cells for decades, the health benefits of regenerative medicine have only become a reality in recent years. But what exactly are stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine? And how… Read more

Tips to Prevent Nerve Irritation of the Hand

Posted on August 8, 2017

There are three major nerves in the hands and wrists – the radial, ulnar, and median nerves. With 27 major bones, and a network of connective tissue and sensory and motor neurons that help to regulate feeling and movement, the hands, wrists, and fingers can be especially susceptible to overuse injuries, nerve damage, and inflammation…. Read more

The Best Treatment Options for Tendinitis

Posted on August 3, 2017

Tendons are a type of connective tissue that attaches the muscle to the bones and holds the joints together, while also allowing flexibility and movement. Tendinitis (also known as tendonitis) develops when a tendon becomes inflamed due to stress, strain, or other factors such as arthritis or diabetes, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Tendinitis can… Read more

Be Prepared for Summer Hand Hazards

Posted on August 1, 2017

It’s summertime: The kids are out of school, you’re on vacation, and you’re ready to break out the grill and the watermelon. Before you get too wrapped up in celebrating your time-off with family and neighborhood get-togethers, be sure that you know the hazards involved and protect yourself and your loved ones against hand injury…. Read more

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