How Will Your Doctor Know If You Have Thumb Arthritis?

CMC Thumb Arthritis

Although small, our thumbs are mighty. The remarkable mechanics of our thumbs allow us to use our fine motor skills—including pinching, snapping and grasping. That is why a painful thumb that keeps us from being able to write or grab a handle is no laughing matter. If your thumb is stiff, swollen or painful, and your grip feels weak, your …

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Is There Such a Thing as Being Double Jointed ?

is there such a thing as being double jointed

Double-jointed (adj.): having unusually flexible joints, usually in the hand, arms, and legs.

We’ve all seen it—the boy on the playground who can bend his thumb back until it touches his forearm or the girl who can straighten her arm until her elbow bows out and it looks like it’s been dislocated. Despite how it looks, is there such a …

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3 Steps to Help Get Rid of Your Scars

Scar RX Kit

A burn, an injury or surgery– they can all cause your skin to scar. If your scar is large in size or is in a place that you can’t easily hide it, you may be looking for answers on how to make it less noticeable or better yet go away completely.  The answers may be a little complicated.  Unfortunately, scars don’t …

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Will a Cortisone Shot Help My Plantar Fasciitis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Cortisone Shot for plantar fasciitis or carpal tunnel syndrome

“Please, just give me a shot” is a common plea of patients to their healthcare provider. For people suffering with arthritis, tendinitis, or another form of joint inflammation, a cortisone shot can quickly reduce and even eliminate pain. But, will a cortisone shot help foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis or wrist and arm pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

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5 Common Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 common signs of carpal tunnel syndrome

Activities and sports requiring the same motion over and over again, such as swinging a tennis racket or typing on a keyboard, can create stress on your wrists, hands, and fingers. These repetitive activities can irritate your nerves and tendons resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of muscle strength. Those symptoms together are called Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs), and one …

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A Common Winter Injury – Skier’s Thumb

skier's thumb injury

If you are a skier, snowboarder or ice skater, winter may be your favorite time of year. For skiers, shushing down the mountain in a rhythmic motion, spraying up a little fresh snow, enjoying the beautiful scenery is paradise. That is- until you hit an edge and wipe out.

Whether you are an avid or a vacation skier you are …

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New Year, New Look!

Oh My Arthritis New Website

After many months of hard work, we are delighted to share with you our NEW WEBSITE with easier-to use navigation, access to information and great new shopping features!

We are very excited about our “fresh” look and believe our new site demonstrates our commitment to providing useful, up-to-date information and quality products to help you live your life more comfortably.

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Choosing a Splint – Which One Is Right for You?

Oh My Arthritis Thumb Splints

When you hurt, you want to feel better- quickly! If you have arthritis, golfer’s elbow, hammertoes, trigger thumb or other health conditions or injuries, you may need a splint to decrease your pain, improve your function, and help speed up the healing process. But, how do you pick the right level of support for your condition? Most splints are designed …

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Helpful Tips For Healthy Joints

walking for healthy joints

Your joints are important connections between your bones! They enable your body to move, bend, turn, flex, and twist. As you age, your joints age, too. The cartilage and fluid (which acts like motor oil to lube up the joints) can degenerate leaving you without cushioning between your bones. This loss of cartilage and fluid can lead to arthritis, grinding …

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Do I Have a Mallet Thumb?

Hurt Thumb

Even if you don’t play a sport, you can still sustain an injury called mallet thumb. Besides catching a baseball or basketball with the tip of your thumb, banging it against a counter or shutting it in a drawer can also cause mallet thumb. While mallet finger is considered to be one of the most common finger injuries—a mallet thumb …

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