Am I Developing Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Have you noticed that your hands are not quite working as well as they normally do? Have certain tasks become more difficult and it feels like your hands and fingers are just not cooperating? You may be beginning to feel the symptoms of a progressive disease known as Dupuytren’s contracture. This painful condition can become…

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How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In the 2011 blockbuster hit movie “Bridesmaids,” comedian Melissa McCarthy’s character Megan famously rampaged through the film wearing the familiar glove worn to ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It was a hilarious performance that put the talented actress at the top of the comedy throne. But for the millions of Americans, overwhelmingly women,…

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Tips For Avoiding Hand Injuries Over the Holiday Season

The busy holiday season is usually filled with a whirlwind of dinners, parties, gift exchanging, and celebrating with friends, family, and co-workers. While most people are enjoying the extra time spent with loved ones, festivities can be ruined by painful accidents in the kitchen or around the dinner table. According to the University of Arizona…

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Tips to Avoid the Most Common Musician Hand Injuries

Whether sounding out sublime piano concertos by Rachmaninoff, or riffing on an electric guitar Jimi Hendrix-style, the time and effort musicians put into perfecting their craft can make them especially susceptible to repetitive strain injuries of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Musician hand injuries can range in severity from mild pain, numbness, and discomfort while…

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5 Facts About Trigger Finger

Though it may not be as well known or widely discussed as carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (more commonly referred to as trigger finger) is one of the most common repetitive motion and strain related hand injuries. Symptoms range from pain to mobility problems, and in some cases, patients may be unable to extend or fully…

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