I Think I Have Thumb Arthritis – What Do I Do About It?

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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 …

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What Is A Swan Neck Finger Deformity?

Swan Neck Finger Deformity

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 …

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I Think I Have Gamekeepers or Skiers Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

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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 …

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Gloves For Skin and Hand Conditions

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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 there are gloves that provide compression and gloves that provide warmth, if you have skin conditions such …

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What Can I Do About My Wrist Pain – TFCC Injury or Tear

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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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I Think I Have a Trigger Thumb – What Can I Do About It?

Oval-8 Finger Splints For Trigger Thumb

Trigger Thumb is an inflammation of the tendon(s) that flex or bend your thumb. The tendons act as cords that pull your fingers down into a fist and then relax as you straighten the fingers. Think of the tendon as a line on a fishing rod and the pulleys as the eyelets that keep the line in contact with the rod …

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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Arthritis

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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 cold for reducing inflammation

A quick heating paraffin bath is a wonderfully relaxing way to ease achy joints …

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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. (Carving accidents are one of the top five most common injuries on Thanksgiving). So how do you protect your …

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My Feet Hurt – Orthotics for Your Foot Pain

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Foot pain is no laughing matter! And for adults and especially for those with arthritis it is very common.  Although “barking dogs” are a common problem, there is no need to suffer. If you find yourself repeatedly saying my feet hurt – orthotics for your foot pain may help.

Orthotics, also known as insoles, are molded pieces of rubber, leather, …

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My Wrist Hurts – Common Causes of Wrist Pain

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Sometimes you know exactly why your wrist hurts—you fell and used your hand to brace for impact. And sometimes you don’t know. If your wrist pain comes on more gradually, you may be wondering why? There are several potential reasons, but before we discuss the common causes of wrist pain, let’s take a quick look at the anatomy of your …

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