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

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),…

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Debunking Myths About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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…

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Common Causes of Hand Pain

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…

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Tips to Prevent Nerve Irritation of the Hand

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.…

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The Best Treatment Options for Tendinitis

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…

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Be Prepared for Summer Hand Hazards

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.…

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