Category Archives: All blog posts

My Wrist and Elbow Hurt – Common Golf Injuries

3pp Elbow Wraps

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 …

Read More »

EDS Hypermobility – Managing the Pain

EDS Hypermobility

EDS Hypermobility – Managing the Pain

People who believe their fingers, arms or other parts of their body are “double jointed” may not realize they could have a condition known as Ehler Danlos Syndrome (EDS).  EDS Hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder in …

Read More »

Arthritis – Tips For Taking Good Care of Your Hands

Taking good care of your hands

Next time you wrap your fingers around a coffee mug, pick up a grocery bag, or scoop up some water to wash your face, thank your wonderful hands. Since we use our hands for nearly everything, we often take …

Read More »

What Can I Do About My Foot Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

what can i do about the pain in my foot from plantar fasciitis

You get out of the bed in the morning and as you take your first steps to the kitchen you feel a burning, stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot. You think you might have plantar fasciitis.  You’re probably asking yourself, “What can I do about my foot pain”?

Read More »

How Long Do I Need To Wear My Thumb Brace?

CMCcare thumb brace for thumb arthritis pain

Does this sound familiar….   You have thumb arthritis, you hurt your thumb or are recovering from surgery. Your doctor recommended a thumb brace to keep you from moving it.  You’ve followed your doctor’s orders and worn your brace every …

Read More »

Why Do I Keep Dropping Things? Hand Weakness

hand weakness dropping things

Are you having trouble holding onto things?  Do you find yourself constantly dropping your keys, or do you have difficulty holding onto your coffee cup or maybe the fork you pull from your drawer keeps slipping out of your hands.  While …

Read More »

Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

protective compression gloves oh my arthritis

Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

Compression gloves are used to provide compression, warmth and light support to swollen, stiff  hands and associated joints. They work in part by increasing the oxygen delivery to working muscles

Read More »

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

Wrist pain - TFCC Injury

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »