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

what can i do about my gamekeepers thumb

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


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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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

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 cold for reducing inflammation

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

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My Feet Hurt – Orthotics for Your Foot Pain

my feet hurt orhtotics for foot pain

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

common causes of wrist pain

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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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 to type on your keyboard, especially in the mornings.  If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) you understand first-hand the discomfort …

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Buddy Taping or 3pp Toe Loops- Which Works Better for your Hurt Toe?

buddy taping broken toe

Are you limping because you stubbed, jammed, dropped something heavy, or broke your toe?  One of the most effective treatments for a hurt toe is buddy taping. So if you’ve injured your toe, it’s likely that your healthcare provider sent you to your local drugstore to get adhesive tape, gauze or bandages to tape your toes together.

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What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

cubital tunnel syndrome

You likely have heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, especially if you have felt the pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in your thumb, first and middle fingers. You may not be as familiar with its cousin, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, which causes the same host of symptoms, but in your ring and little fingers. So what is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Cubital Tunnel …

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Do I Need to See a Hand Therapist?

Hand Therapist

Do you need to get a grip, literally? If you are recovering from a thumb injury or a broken finger or have trouble gripping, pinching or grasping due to arthritis; this lack of mobility and pain can interfere with your everyday activities. You may be asking yourself, “do I need to see a hand therapist?”.

Most of us are familiar …

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