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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

25 Common Workout Injuries: How To Treat And Prevent Them

Posted on June 3, 2016

Working out is a great way to take care of one’s health. It keeps one physically fit as well as mentally and emotionally balanced. There are many ways that one can choose to exercise depending on their physical requirements and comfort level, but no matter which type of exercise you choose, it is crucial to… Read more

The Benefits of In-Office MRIs

Posted on May 31, 2016

If you are suffering from a painful hand or wrist injury or experiencing the tightness and restricted motion of a joint or nerve condition in your hands, the last thing you want is to wait. Every day that goes by without answers to your worsening condition or a reliable solution is another day that you… Read more

Most Common Lumps and Masses on the Wrists and Hands

Posted on May 25, 2016

Finding an unexplained growth or mass anywhere on the body can be alarming, leading to worry and anxiety until a definitive diagnosis is made and any serious health risks are officially ruled out. While the majority of lumps and masses that develop on the fingers, wrists, and hands typically turn out to be benign (non-cancerous),… Read more

Arthritis or Stenosing Tenosynovitis? Your Thumb Pain Explained

Posted on May 23, 2016

Stenosing tenosynovitis (more commonly known as “trigger thumb”) is a painful condition that results when inflammation causes the tunnel (sheath) that surrounds the tendon in the thumb to narrow and harden. Trigger thumbs causes the thumb to lock in the bent position, followed by a snap back into the straight position, like the motion of a trigger. Severe… Read more

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