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Oval-8 Finger Splints treat a variety of finger problems including arthritis, trigger finger and trigger thumb, mallet finger, swan neck deformity, hypermobility and crooked and broken fingers. These lightweight easy-to-wear finger splints are based on a orthopedic principle that it takes three points of pressure to stabilize or support a joint.
All you have to do is go online to see how many options there are for thumb braces. Not to mention all the different thumb braces you can pick up at the drugstore. Custom made, ready made, splints for resting your thumb, braces to support your thumb. The list is long! So how do you find the answer to …
If you type or text a lot and you feel pain, numbness, tingling or burning in your hand and fingers, you may be quick to think you have carpal tunnel syndrome. However, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and wrist tendinitis are caused by similar activities and share similar symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis – what’s the difference?
With summer in full swing, if you are a golfer– you are probably hitting the fairways. And although golf is considered to be a low impact sport, chances are as the season progresses you could experience an injury or aches and pains that could keep you off the course. Due to overuse or poor technique the potential for golf injuries …
If you’re a gardener, you probably can’t wait for this time of year— pulling weeds, digging in the dirt and planting flowers and vegetables. Before you get your tools out and start pulling those weeds and planting seeds, you might want to take a moment to think about how to protect and keep your hands safe while gardening.
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We usually don’t think about our toes until one of them hurts! We’ve all done it – probably more than once. Stubbed our toe, dropped something on it, kicked the ball too hard, had a door or dresser jump in our way – leaving our toe throbbing and wondering what can I do for my hurt toe?
Chronic pain sufferers know what it’s like to try to get through the day without pain. Taking oral prescription pain pills and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, may help but can cause unpleasant side effects. Topical treatments, like menthol balms and lotions with capsaicin (an ingredient found in hot peppers), may temporarily relieve pain but can sting your skin …
Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US today? Here are a few astounding facts:
More than 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis
There are more than 100 forms of this crippling disease
It affects an estimated 53 million adults and 300,000 children
If your finger or thumb “locks” in a bent position then suddenly pops back out when you try to straighten it– like a trigger on a gun- you may have Trigger Finger. Trigger finger is caused by inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the tendons in your fingers. This inflammation can cause stiffness, limit your movement and ultimately make it …