Category Archives: Learn About Conditions

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 …

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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 …

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My Thumb Hurts – Do I Have Thumb Arthritis?

my thumb hurts - thumb pain

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 …

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My Thumb Hurts – What’s Wrong?

my thumb hurts - 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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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, …

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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 …

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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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendinitis – What’s the Difference?

carpal tunnel or tendinitis

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?

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What Can I Do About My Trigger Finger?

Trigger Finger

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 …

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can I Treat It?

what is 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. But you’re not really sure?   “What is plantar fasciitis and how do you treat it”  is a question that many ask.

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