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  • Mix of treatments could be way to restore hand function in thumb-base osteoarthritis

    A randomized clinical trial led by Sydney researchers called the COMBO study, has found rather than a single solution, a combined approach of already available options including education, a splint to support the thumb, hand exercises, and a pain relief gel could be a promising lead in helping volunteers with thumb base osteoarthritis regain hand function.

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  • An Overview of Golfer's Elbow

    Golfer's elbow, known more precisely as medial epicondylitis, is an injury to the tendons attached to the medial epicondyle.1 It is considered an overuse injury in which repetitive force places stress on connective tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and a reduced range of motion.

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  • 5 causes of a lump on the wrist

    Lumps can develop along the joints and tendons of the back of the wrist or hand. A lump on the wrist can appear due to a variety of causes.

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  • 5 Common Hand and Finger Exercises

    If you’ve suffered an injury, are recovering from surgery or are living with a condition that affects your hands, chances are you’ve seen a hand therapist or have received instructions to do so by your hand surgeon. Hand therapists are essential to helping patients recover from injuries or surgeries and can help those in pain get back to living a normal life. Hand therapists and hand surgeons often work closely together to determine the best outcome for their patients.

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  • Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Joint Protection

    Throughout our lifetime joints can be stressed during activities like carrying a grocery bag, wringing out a washcloth, or twisting off a bottle cap. These activities can stretch ligaments and wear out cartilage in your joints resulting in inflammation and pain. There are simple strategies you can use to protect your joints which will reduce pain during daily tasks.

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  • Broke your arm? Exercise the other one to strengthen it

    I always knew that working both hands/wrists together after coming out of a cast was beneficial for the injured limb, but now it looks like exercising the uninjured limb while the cast is still on can have benefits too.

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  • Elbow injuries — and surgery — affect high school pitchers more than anyone else

    Three more outs. That's all coach Sam Tropiano needed to advance his Bishop Eustace High School baseball team into the 2018 New Jersey Non-Public South A championship game.

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  • Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know

    I take issue with this article, published in Medical News Today. It is written and reviewed by people who are not responsible for the outcome of treatment for jammed fingers. A jammed finger is a common injury, but treatment ranges from doing nothing to having surgery, and you can't always tell which it is going to be just by looking at the finger.

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  • 5 Ways to Heal a Scar

    5 Ways to Heal a Scar Source: Handcare You may have a scar from an injury or just from a surgery. It may be red, raised and firm. Some scars can even be sensitive or affect the way you use your hand or arm. To make sure that your scar does not affect your motion, […]

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  • Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

    Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use Source: Physician’s Weekly Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Read more

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  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)