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Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: See a CHT from Home
June 21, 2021

Many CHTs have brought their services online using safe and secure platforms since the onset of the pandemic to accommodate patients during these uncertain times. This means that now people in rural areas or those choosing to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID have access to hand therapy specialists. 
Ask a Doctor: Wide Awake Surgery
 Amar A. Patel, MD answers your questions about wide awake surgery, a surgery performed with the patient completely awake using only local anesthesia. It can be used for many hand and wrist surgeries such as trigger finger surgery, arthritis surgery and more.
June 7, 2021
5 Signs of a Thumb Sprain
A thumb sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at joints, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. Many times, thumb sprains will result from sports injuries or falls. For example, skiing results in many thumb injuries, as does basketball. Or, you may fall and try to catch yourself, bending your thumb in an awkward position.
May 17, 2021
How to Get Rid of a Hangnail
A “hangnail” really isn’t a problem with your nail at all.  It is caused by parts of your skin that are raised up around your nail cuticle but are still connected at the skin base.  When this raised skin pulls or gets caught on surrounding areas, it pulls the base of the skin and causes inflammation and pain.
May 3, 2021
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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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