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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Hypermobility Syndromes: Symptoms and Treatments

Hypermobility is more often known as being double jointed, and has the potential to lead to different disorders that do not affect non-hypermobile people.  Symptoms of hypermobility syndromes must be treated with special care, as stretching joints until they feel good is normal for most, but can cause pain in hypermobile  people.  Many seek to
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Avoiding Tendon Injuries This Summer

Tendon injuries, unfortunately, are fairly common, especially this time of year.  Cutting through a finger tendon while slicing summer melons or fall pumpkins happens often. Flexor tendon and extensor tendon injuries Tendons in the palm-side of the hand are called flexor tendons. Flexor tendons bend or flex the finger.  Tendons on the back of your
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Treating Hand Injuries

What should you do for treating hand injuries? As we begin playing outside we often see injuries with broken fingers and hands. If you sustain an injury and you are not sure how bad it is, start with RICE. RICE is an acronymic word meaning: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. REST Rest can also be
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How To Pick A Chair For Your Home Office

First, realize that the chair is the most adjustable part of the desk set up. Usually the height of the desk is somewhat fixed. For this reason it is very important to select a good chair, that can be adjusted to your specific body type, and home office setup. What Are Your Goals When Selecting
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