Tanya Coats Occupational Therapy

Month: December 2021

Woodworking Hand Injuries

Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Woodworking Hand Injuries Woodworking is a skill that requires precision and patience. Strong, functional hands are crucial to woodworking and it is important to protect them from potentially dangerous tools and accidents. Knowing the basic anatomy of the human hand and becoming familiar with symptoms for common conditions can …

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery: What To Expect

What is carpal tunnel release surgery? Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is one of the most common surgeries performed and generally has excellent results. Complications are very rare. The surgery involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament, which is compressing the median nerve. While intentionally cutting a ligament to improve your hand function may seem counterintuitive, long-term outcome …

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Handy tricks & tools for Xmas baking if you have arthritis

It’s time to crack open the Christmas decoration boxes, purchase an advent calendar, and start planning the festivities – because Christmas is coming! As we near the end of the year, the nostalgia sets in about traditions that make Christmas so special. If you share this love for Christmas baking, but your arthritis is making …

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How HIV Affects Your Bones

our bones tend to get weaker as you get older. That may be especially true if you have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus itself may make your bones more likely to break. And some anti-HIV medications may raise your chances for bone loss. The HIV-Bone Problems Link Your bone isn’t all solid. Instead, it’s living …

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