Protect Your Hands – Tips to Help You Safely Carve Your Turkey

turkey carving tips

This Thanksgiving, ensure that the worst pain you endure is from indigestion, your football team’s loss, or perhaps a family squabble.  Each year, a surprising number of people make unexpected visits to the Emergency Room after a mishap with a turkey. (Carving accidents are one of the top five most common injuries on Thanksgiving). So how do you protect your …

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What Should I Do About My Mallet Finger ?

finger splints for mallet finger

Did a ball or other object hit the end of your finger? Did you smack the end of your finger against something hard, or crush your fingertip in a door or drawer? If so, you may have Mallet Finger. Mallet Finger also called “baseball finger,” is when the end of your finger droops in a bent position and won’t straighten …

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Tips to Help Manage Your Raynaud’s

Raynauds Syndrome

Every fall, when the weather hit 60 degrees or colder, my dad would start wearing gloves. If he didn’t, the ends of his fingers changed colors, turned white or blue, and felt like ice. His fingers became so cold that he had trouble moving them. My dad had Raynaud’s Syndrome. Those living with Raynaud’s know if not managed properly, it …

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My Thumb Hurts – Do I Have Thumb Arthritis?

my thumb hurts whats wrong

Do you repeatedly hear yourself say “my thumb hurts” because of the pain you feel at the base of your thumb (down by the wrist) when you pinch or grasp something?  If so, you may have CMC joint arthritis, also known as thumb arthritis. Thumb arthritis is the most common place for arthritis in the hand and if you are …

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Tips for Safely Carving your Halloween Pumpkin – Protect Your Hands

tips for safely carving your haloween pumpkin

Here’s a “scary” statistic. One that you may be surprised to learn has nothing to do with trick or treating. A recent study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the most likely cause of ER visits during the Halloween season are finger and hand injuries. Common injuries this time of year include cuts to the palms or …

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My Thumb Hurts – What’s Wrong?

thumb pain

Thumbs are awesome! So awesome in fact that most of the time we take them for granted. That is… until your thumb starts to hurt. When you have pain in your thumb, you realize just how much you use it. There are many conditions that can cause thumb pain.  Let’s look at some of the most common thumb problems to help answer the question- My thumb hurts – what’s wrong?

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Will Wearing a Splint or Brace Really Help? Common Myths

3pp Thumb Arthritis Splint

Splints and braces help to support and protect your injured bones, joints, ligaments and other parts of your body. While they are most commonly recommended to help heal broken bones and relieve pain and swelling from arthritis and other health conditions, there are several misconceptions about the use of splints that lead to the question- will wearing a splint or …

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What Can I Do About My Hammertoes – Early Treatment

3pp3pp toe loops for hammertoes, jammed or broken toes

As with any health concern, the earlier you get treatment– the better. For people with hammertoes this remains true. Research has found that the earlier you treat your hammertoes, the more effective it will be.  If you’re asking yourself, what can I do about my hammertoes –  one answer for an effective early treatment is to wear splints on your …

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My Elbow Hurts – Do I Have Tennis Elbow?

tennis elbow pain

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of elbow pain. Despite its name – you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from it. Although it’s true that tennis players and other “racquet sports” players are prone to this injury, other activities, both at home and at work can trigger tennis elbow and cause you to say “my elbow hurts”.

Tennis …

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What Conditions Will An Oval-8 Finger Splint Treat?

Oval-8 Finger Splints to treat trigger finger, mallet finger, hypermobility, broken fingers

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.

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