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What is Trigger Finger, and What Can I Do About It?
May 25, 2022

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition in which your fingers or thumb get stuck as you bend them. When you try to straighten your finger or thumb again, it catches and is difficult at first, then “pops” or “snaps” straight rapidly – giving trigger finger its name.
How to Safely Cut a Lemon
Thousands of patients are seen by hand surgeons yearly for injuries to their fingers and palm that happened while cutting lemons. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand recommends the following techniques to avoid injury while still enjoying these bright, sour fruits.
May 10, 2022
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Why Bite Injuries to the Hand and Arm Are Serious
Bites from dogs and cats are among the most common types of animal bite wounds. The hand and fingers are the most common areas bitten, and they are most at risk for infection, which can cause significant functional impairments and disability.
April 26, 2022
What Is the Funny Bone?
The funny bone is neither funny nor a bone. The source of pain when someone “hits their funny bone” is actually related to a nerve on the inside of the elbow. This nerve is called the ulnar nerve. Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common type of pinched nerve and is related to the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
April 12, 2022
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What are the signs and symptoms?
Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Numbness and tingling are two key signs that you may have this condition. Hear from patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and learn how you can treat your symptoms in this video.
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Gardening Safety
Gardening is a great way to get physical activity and beautify your neighborhood. However, you should protect your hands and take proper precautions when you are outside with tools, chemicals and insects.

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