I Think I Have de Quervain’s – What Should I Do About It?

dequervains tenosynovitis

If it hurts every time you turn your wrist, grasp something or make a fist- you are probably looking for the answer to what is causing your thumb pain? After doing some research, you may be saying to yourself  “I think I have de Quervain’s”.  This blog will help you to understand de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and what you can do …

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Is It A Sprain or a Strain? What Are the Differences?

sprain or strain

It’s happened to many of us–  you’re on the tennis court or going for a long walk or run. As you take your next step or swing your racquet you feel the pain in your knee, wrist or elbow.  It hurts and it feels like it may be swollen?  You think your injury is a sprain or maybe a strain, …

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What Type of Knee Brace is Right for Me?

KS7 Knee Compression Sleeve for knee arthritis, runners knee

Does your knee bother you when you’re working outside in the yard, taking a walk or playing tennis? Knee pain can affect your daily activities, especially if you’re an active person or on your feet a lot. If you suffer from knee pain, you’re probably looking for something to help ease your discomfort and answer the question- what type of …

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How Does Compression Help with Swelling?

wrist compression sleeve for carpal tunnel syndrome

No doubt you’ve seen athletes wearing them – super tight-fitting clothing, sleeves and gloves thought to reduce soreness, help muscles heal and enhance performance. In addition to helping athletes, compression is also used to help treat many medical conditions. So how does compression help? 

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I Think I Have Thumb Arthritis – What Do I Do About It?

thumb arthritis

What is Thumb Arthritis?
CMC joint arthritis also known as thumb arthritis occurs at the base of your thumb, where your thumb and wrist meet. Named for the bones that make up the base of your thumb – a Carpal (wrist) bone and a Metacarpal or long bone of the thumb – the (CMC) joint is the most common …

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What Is A Swan Neck Finger Deformity?

Swan Neck Finger Deformity

What is a Swan Neck deformity?

A Swan Neck finger deformity is a condition where the middle joint of the finger hyperextends or bends backwards and the end joint near the fingernail, flexes or bends downwards.

How do you get a Swan Neck deformity?

The most common causes of a Swan Neck deformity are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a ligament injury …

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I Think I Have Gamekeepers or Skiers Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

thumb injury when skiing

What is Gamekeepers or Skiers thumb?

Have you ever hurt your thumb by falling and catching your thumb on the way down or knocking your thumb on the ski pole when crashing into the snow? Maybe you used a tool to loosen a stubborn screw and hurt your thumb while forcefully twisting it? If so, you may have an injury …

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Gloves For Skin and Hand Conditions

gloves for skin and hand conditions

It turns out that gloves are good for far more than simply keeping your hands warm on a cold day. Chronic skin and hand conditions can cause discomfort and pain and make every day activities like getting dressed or fixing breakfast difficult. While there are gloves that provide compression and gloves that provide warmth, if you have skin conditions such …

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What Can I Do About My Wrist Pain – TFCC Injury or Tear

wrist painn tfcc

If you feel pain in your wrist when gripping something tightly or pushing on your hand to get up from your chair you may have a TFCC injury or tear. TFCC problems can be caused by falling on an outstretched hand, from overuse or simply from aging. Athletes, particularly gymnasts and baseball players who endure weight or force to their …

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I Think I Have a Trigger Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

Oval-8 Finger Splints For Trigger Thumb

Trigger Thumb is an inflammation of the tendon(s) that flex or bend your thumb. The tendons act as cords that pull your fingers down into a fist and then relax as you straighten the fingers. Think of the tendon as a line on a fishing rod and the pulleys as the eyelets that keep the line in contact with the rod …

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