Category Archives: Tips & Tools for Daily Living

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 »

Tips for Protecting Your Hands When Gardening

prtoecting your hands in the garden

If you’re a gardener, you probably can’t wait for this time of year— pulling weeds, digging in the dirt and planting flowers and vegetables. Before you get your tools out and start pulling those weeds and planting seeds, you might want to …

Read More »

Topricin Pain Relief Cream- No Smell or Sting

Topricin Pain Relief Cream

Chronic pain sufferers know what it’s like to try to get through the day without pain. Taking oral prescription pain pills and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, may help but can cause unpleasant side effects. Topical treatments, like menthol balms …

Read More »

How Does Compression Help with Swelling?

wrist compression sleeve for carpal tunnel syndrome

No doubt you’ve seen athletes wearing them – super tight-fitting clothing, sleeves and gloves thought to reduce soreness, help muscles heal and enhance performance. In addition to helping athletes, compression is also used to help treat many medical conditions. So how does compression help? 

Read More »

Gloves For Skin and Hand Conditions

ova

It turns out that gloves are good for far more than simply keeping your hands warm on a cold day. Chronic skin and hand conditions can cause discomfort and pain and make every day activities like getting dressed or fixing breakfast difficult. While …

Read More »

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Arthritis

gifts for people with arthritis

Buying the perfect gift can be challenging, especially when it’s for someone dealing with achy body parts and the pain that arthritis can cause. Here are a few holiday gift ideas for people with arthritis.

Think warmth for soothing joints and …

Read More »

Protect Your Hands This Thanksgiving –Turkey Carving Tips

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. …

Read More »

5 Ways to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Pain at Work

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. That wrist pain and annoying numbness and tingling sensation that can be felt in your thumb, index and middle fingers; that weakness in your hands that makes it difficult to grab your cup of coffee or uncomfortable …

Read More »