Finally Find Relief from Painful Neuroma

Like almost all forms of masses and tumors that develop on the hands, neuromas are benign (non-cancerous) growths. They result from excess scar tissue following a nerve injury, and consist of nerve cells. Most neuromas occur in close proximity to a joint, and can be very painful and potentially compromise movement and range of motion.…

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What are Giant Cell Tumors?

Giant cell tumors of the hands (also known as giant-cell synovioma and localized nodular tenosynovitis) are benign (non-cancerous) soft tissue growths that typically develop in the tendon sheath of the fingers, hands, and wrists. While anyone can technically develop a giant cell tumor in the fingers or wrists, they tend to be most common in…

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Do You Have Fibroid Tumors? We Can Help!

Fibromas (also known as fibroids or fibroid tumors) are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up mostly of connective tissue. There are several different types of fibroid tumors that can occur throughout different parts of the body, depending on the origin of the connective tissue that makes up the tumor. Fibromas and most of the tumors that…

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What Exactly is a Ganglion Cyst?

Ganglion cysts are benign (non-cancerous) growths that may be painful when proximity to a nerve results in pressure on the nerve. Depending on where the cyst is located, it may affect and interfere with the mobility and flexibility of the joint. Signs and Symptoms of Ganglion Cysts While most ganglion cysts tend to be painless,…

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Are You at Risk for Thumb Arthritis?

Arthritis of the carpometacarpal joint (CMC), also known as thumb arthritis, can lead to problems with gripping motions and interfere with everyday activities, as well as produce hand, wrist, and thumb pain. While anyone can develop thumb arthritis, the condition is more common in women over the age of 40. Thumb arthritis results from deterioration…

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Even with the best intentions, the factors that lead to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome in over a million Americans each year can be difficult to predict. Everything from heredity, to lifestyle, and underlying medical conditions can play a role in the onset of the condition. While it may not always be possible to…

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Which Musicians are Most at Risk for Hand Injuries?

Musicians and athletes have more in common than most people think. For one, musicians, like athletes, are expected to perform for long durations of time. Practicing and performing for countless of hours requires the type of physical endurance that often leads to strain on certain parts of the body, especially the hands. Many musicians, like…

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