Category Archives: Learn About Conditions

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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Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – What Are the Differences?

arthritis and fibromyalgia

While they’re very different, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (FMS) are two painful conditions that commonly go together.  Often confused for the same condition, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia are medically two different health problems that share very similar symptoms.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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