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Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Relaxation Strategies for Chronic Pain Management
August 3, 2022

Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts longer than three to six months or beyond the “normal” healing period of the original injury. It is a complex experience involving the entire nervous system. Relaxation strategies are self-regulatory techniques used to calm an overactive nervous system and reduce one's response to chronic pain. Common relaxation strategies include diaphragmatic breathing and imagery.
Help for Thumb and Wrist Tendonitis
One of the most common causes of thumb and wrist pain is due to tendonitis. Find out more about de Quervain's tenosynovitis, a common thumb and wrist issue, as well as treatment options such as steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, hand therapy, surgery, and more.
July 20, 2022
What is Trigger Finger, and What Can I Do About It?
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.
May 25, 2022
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
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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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