Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips For Halloween

Tendon injuries, unfortunately, are fairly common, especially this time of year.  Cutting through a finger tendon while carving a jack-o-lantern can happen rather easily. Follow these pumpkin carving safety tips to avoid injury, so you can have a fun and safe Halloween. Avoiding cutting your hand is always the best solution, but accidents happen. There
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Ganglion Cysts: What They Are And How To Treat Them

Is the bump on my wrist cancer? Probably not! It’s probably a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are typically round or oval and filled with jelly-like fluid. They are not cancerous! They do not hurt except when they put pressure on a nerve or a joint. Ganglions form in a lot of places in the hand, including
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Chronic Lyme Disease: Symptoms And Treatment

In last week’s blog post, we covered What To Know About Tick Bites And Lyme Disease, and we wanted to elaborate on Chronic Lyme Disease this week. Between 10-20% of Lyme patients have lingering symptoms for at least six months after treatment. Some experience symptoms for even longer.  Officially, this group is called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease
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What To Know About Tick Bites And Lyme Disease

As we start to think of fall activities,  we wanted to remind you of the risk of Lyme Disease in the Maryland area.  According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 47 new cases of Lyme are contracted daily in Maryland. Symptoms of Lyme Disease: According to Johns Hopkins, the Lyme Test misses
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Finger Fractures: Treatment And Recovery

As summer winds down and people are still wearing flip flops out and about, we see a few more finger fractures than usual. This is due to people mis-stepping in these unsupportive shoes. Identifying Finger Fractures Finger fractures are obvious some of the time with a definite deformity, and can be subtle other times.  Symptoms
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6 Common Reasons For Hand Swelling

Arm and hand swelling is not uncommon and it does not necessarily mean that something is wrong. Here are just a few reasons why your hands may be swelling: Swelling occurs normally at night This is what makes rings feel tighter when you wake up in the morning.  Movement of the extremities pumps the swelling
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Managing Anxiety Over Injuries

We often see patients who are worried about their hand or arm injuries.  Worrying or experiencing anxiety over injuries is an uneasy feeling, and occasional anxiety is a normal reaction, but ongoing anxiety is not. There are several types of anxiety; Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorders, and social anxiety disorder are all types of medical
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Why Don’t Patients Follow Their Doctor’s Orders?

As a provider of healthcare, we see patients who do not follow their doctor’s orders or do their suggested home program… They come back in for another appointment and complain that the same problem isn’t getting better. When asked why they didn’t do their home program, we get a multitude of reasons from they were
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Stretching for flexibility – Does it work?

We have seen an increase in stretching-related injuries lately which has prompted us to look into stretching for flexibility.  Does improving flexibility really correlate with better function, as it is widely thought to? The short answer is maybe. It really comes down to how you are stretching. Stretching for flexibility does work but the trade
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Avoiding back to school injuries this year

We wanted to remind you of a few things to help your children avoid common school injuries as you get them ready to go back to school. Backpack injuries We see kids for shoulder and arm injuries due to their backpacks.  When you buy a backpack, look to make sure it fits your child properly.
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