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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 that surrounds the tendons in your fingers. This inflammation can cause stiffness, limit your movement and ultimately make it …
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.
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 saying to yourself “I think I have de Quervain’s”. This blog will help you to understand de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis and what you can do …
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 elbow. It hurts and it feels like it may be swollen? You think your injury is a sprain or maybe a strain, …
Does your knee bother you when you’re working outside in the yard, taking a walk or playing tennis? Knee pain can affect your daily activities, especially if you’re an active person or on your feet a lot. If you suffer from knee pain, you’re probably looking for something to help ease your discomfort and answer the question- what type of …
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?
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 your thumb – a Carpal (wrist) bone and a Metacarpal or long bone of the thumb – the (CMC) joint is the most common …
What is a Swan Neck deformity?
A Swan Neck finger deformity is a condition where the middle joint of the finger hyperextends or bends backwards and the end joint near the fingernail, flexes or bends downwards.
How do you get a Swan Neck deformity?
The most common causes of a Swan Neck deformity are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a ligament injury …
What is Gamekeepers or Skiers thumb?
Have you ever hurt your thumb by falling and catching your thumb on the way down or knocking your thumb on the ski pole when crashing into the snow? Maybe you used a tool to loosen a stubborn screw and hurt your thumb while forcefully twisting it? If so, you may have an injury …