Advice from a Hand Therapist: What is Radial Nerve Palsy?
September 7, 2023

Have you ever felt pins and needles in your leg when you sit down in the same place for too long? This strange sensation is a sign of a mild nerve compression. Nighttime compression of the radial nerve may lead to a condition called radial nerve palsy.
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Pickleball Wrist Pain: What’s All the ‘Racket’?
Do you experience a dull and aching pain or soreness in your wrist during or after playing racket or paddle sports? Does your wrist feel stiff when reaching for low balls or flicking your wrist for those difficult and awkward shots? If you answered yes and your symptoms are located on the “pinky” side of your paddle wrist, then you have ulnar sided wrist pain. Pain in this region can be anything from wrist arthritis, tendon irritation, joint instability, or triangular fibrocartilage (TFCC) injury.
April 12, 2023
How Depression Affects Hand and Arm Symptoms
Sometimes mood disorders like depression can be partially caused by serious hand or arm injuries, especially if a patient has to adjust to a new disability, chronic pain, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a traumatic event. However, it is less likely for a hand injury to cause depression than for depression to cause a more painful and limiting experience for a patient after an injury. After a hand injury, patients with depression are much more likely to suffer PTSD than patients without depression who experience a hand injury. Depression and PTSD after a hand injury often worsen a patient’s general health status.
April 3, 2023
Hand Pain After Punching a Wall? It Could be a Boxer’s Fracture
Boxer’s fractures are very common hand injuries. The typical cause is striking a hard surface with a clenched fist – such as punching a wall. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, automobile collisions, altercations, or falling to the ground on an outstretched hand.
March 20, 2023
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