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  • Broken Forearm: Radius, Ulna, and Both Bone Fractures

    Broken Forearm: Radius, Ulna, and Both Bone Fractures

    A forearm fracture occurs when there is a fracture of one or both of the bones of the forearm. The two bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna.

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  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

    Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

    Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), also known as repetitive stress injuries, are often caused by overuse of the hands, wrists, arms, neck, or shoulders. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.

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  • ECU Tendon Problems and Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

    ECU Tendon Problems and Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

    The ECU tendon, or extensor carpi ulnaris, is one of the major wrist tendons. It is on the ulnar side of the wrist, the same side as the small finger.

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  • Hand Safety in the Garden

    Hand Safety in the Garden

    One of the biggest things you can do to keep your hands and wrists safe while gardening is to use common sense! For instance, make sure to always wear gloves when working outside. Wearing gloves helps to reduce blistering as well as to protect your hands from any chemicals, bacteria, and/or fungus that might be hanging out in the soil.

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  • Snow Blowers – Good For Snow, Bad For Hands

    Snow Blowers – Good For Snow, Bad For Hands

    An impeller is what sends the snow flying. It’s made of metal, and it turns very rapidly. Couple those two items with the fact that not many people know what it is, let alone where to find it, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. After all, we all know not to stick our hands into the main part of the snow blower – you know, the part with the big, scary, super sharp looking blades.

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  • Trigger Finger – Part 2

    Trigger Finger – Part 2

    What it is: Stenosing tenosynovitis – more commonly known as “trigger finger” – is a condition that involves one of your fingers getting “stuck” in a bent position. Often the affected finger will straighten back out with a “snap” – kind of like a trigger being pulled and then released (hence the name).

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  • Common Causes of Hand Pain PT.1

    Common Causes of Hand Pain PT.1

    In the hand alone, there are 29 major and minor bones, 29 joints, 123 named ligaments, 34 muscles, 48 named nerves, and 30 arteries. Because we rely on our hands on a daily basis, it is vital to get to the root of the issue when you are experiencing hand pain. Here are some of the most common causes of hand pain:

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  • Common Causes of Hand Pain PT.2

    Common Causes of Hand Pain PT.2

    In the hand alone, there are 29 major and minor bones, 29 joints, 123 named ligaments, 34 muscles, 48 named nerves, and 30 arteries. Because we rely on our hands on a daily basis, it is vital to get to the root of the issue when you are experiencing hand pain. Here are some more of the most common causes of hand pain:

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  • What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

    What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

    Dupuytren’s contractures are the abnormal thickening and tightening of the skin in the palm of your hand. This area of skin may develop into a hard knot of tissue, which can eventually cause the fingers to be permanently bent or crooked. Over time, the deformed tissue pulls one or more fingers to curl in toward your palm. The condition can affect either hand, but most commonly impacts the ring and little fingers.

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  • Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    The temperature is dropping and snow will be here before you know it. The colder it gets, the more you notice that your hands start to feel stiff and swollen, you lose flexibility in your wrist and fingers, and you have a sharp pain in your arm. You try to ignore the pain, thinking that’ll go away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. These are the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. While carpal tunnel can hinder your life at any time of the year, it is commonly worse in the cold months.

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