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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 regenerative cells in some capacity. Although the medical community and researchers have been working to develop the practical applications for regenerative cells for decades, the health benefits of regenerative medicine have only become a reality in recent years. But what exactly is regenerative medicine? And how can it help in treating… 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

10 Facts About the Snapping, Locking Condition Trigger Finger

Posted on May 2, 2017

Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect bone to muscle. The tendons in your hand are known as flexor tendons. When you move or bend your fingers, these flexor tendons move through lubricated tunnels called tendon sheaths, which also help keep the tendons in place. When either the flexor tendon or the tendon sheath… Read more

Five Exercises to Help Prevent and Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on April 11, 2017

Like many conditions that affect the nerves (particularly those in the hands and wrists), carpal tunnel syndrome in Phoenix is a progressive condition with symptoms that worsen and become more intense over time. Understanding the symptoms, causes, and risk factors for temporary and permanent carpal tunnel syndrome can help patients get an early diagnosis and prevent… Read more

The Fast-Acting Results of Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Posted on April 10, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects your hands or arms, causing numbness, uncomfortable tingling and an eventual weakness of the hand. According to Mayo Clinic, a pinched nerve in the wrist causes carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is a small passage located on the inside of your wrist. This tunnel covers the… Read more

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