Tips for Safely Carving your Halloween Pumpkin – Protect Your Hands

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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 visits during the Halloween season are finger and hand injuries. Common injuries this time of year include cuts to the palms or …

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What Type of Elbow Brace is Right for Me?

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Do you have pain in your elbow when doing everyday activities or playing sports? Elbow pain can be annoying and painful, especially if you’re an active person.  If you are suffering from elbow pain, you are probably looking for something to provide relief and you may be asking yourself  –  what type of elbow brace is right for me? It’s …

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My Thumb Hurts – What’s Wrong?

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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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Will Wearing a Splint or Brace Really Help? Common Myths

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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 health conditions, there are several misconceptions about the use of splints that lead to the question- will wearing a splint or …

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What Can I Do About My Hammertoes – Early Treatment

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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, what can I do about my hammertoes –  one answer for an effective early treatment is to wear splints on your …

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My Elbow Hurts – Do I Have Tennis Elbow?

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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 activities, both at home and at work can trigger tennis elbow and cause you to say “my elbow hurts”.

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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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What Type of Brace is Best for Thumb Arthritis?

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All you have to do is go online to see how many options there are for thumb braces. Not to mention all the different thumb braces you can pick up at the drugstore. Custom made, ready made, splints for resting your thumb, braces to support your thumb.  The list is long!   So how do you find the answer to …

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

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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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My Wrist and Elbow Hurt – Common Golf Injuries

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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 and pains that could keep you off the course. Due to overuse or poor technique the potential for golf injuries …

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