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How to Get Rid of a Hangnail
May 3, 2021

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.
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Healing and Early Outcomes Complicated by COVID-19
As hand therapists, many of us agree that early treatment is crucial to successful outcomes. You may be surprised to know that it is typical for a patient to be seen for their first therapy visit three to five days after surgery. Here are some key points to remember if you or a loved one is receiving surgery or recently injured the upper extremity.
April 19, 2021
Turmeric and Osteoarthritis
There have been many, many scientific studies evaluating turmeric (and curcumin extract) for treating osteoarthritis symptoms. At least 10 of these studies compare turmeric to a control group given a placebo (sugar pill). The majority of these studies report a significant reduction in pain. Some studies also show improved function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. More studies are recommended to confirm these results.
April 5, 2021
5 Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis
Like most types of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis is a condition in which the cartilage in the joint breaks down and is essentially worn out. However, psoriatic arthritis is unique in that it can commonly develop due to psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin to become dry, red and flaky. Here are 5 signs that you may have psoriatic arthritis.
March 22, 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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