Category Archives: Oh My Hands

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 …

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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 …

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Compression Gloves- What Symptoms Do They Treat?

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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