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5 Causes Of Thumb Pain

The thumb is involved in about 50% of all hand functions. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. During normal life, we take our thumbs for granted. When the thumb is not working properly, tasks are more difficult, and we then realize how important the thumb is. …

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10 Causes of Stiff Fingers

Hand surgeon Thomas R. Boyce, MD discusses why your fingers may be stiff and how to treat them. Stiff fingers can be very troublesome.  Your hands and fingers are vital tools with which you interact with the world.  Without normal use of your hands and fingers, activities including household tasks, work, hobbies, and sports all …

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Stiff Hands? Move It or Lose It

Stiff hands can interfere with quality of life, whether it creates just a mild annoyance or a severe limitation. Treatment depends on the cause; stiffness can originate with injury, arthritis, tendonitis, or a variety of other causes. A hand surgeon can help determine the underlying problem and implement an appropriate treatment plan that may involve home exercises, hand …

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Is Thumb Joint Replacement Surgery Right for You?

IT’S LONG BEEN SAID that in addition to a large brain, another critical characteristic that separates us from most other animals is our opposable thumbs. The thumb joint has a wide range of motion that makes pinching and grasping motions possible, and most other animals, save for fellow primates, lack this ability. Thumb joints have been …

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10 Questions and Answers about Arthritis and Orthoses​

10 Questions and Answers about Arthritis and Orthoses Arthritis is a very common disorder that includes more than 100 different types of joint diseases and can affect people of all ages. We give you a short introduction to arthritis, how it is diagnosed and how orthoses can help people who suffer from this common yet often misunderstood joint disease. …

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5 Tips for Exercising With(out) Wrist Pain

We all know the health benefits of regular exercise. Many fitness workouts involve putting pressure on your wrists. You may have noticed some discomfort while lifting weights or during yoga poses that require you to put weight on your hands. Here are some tips to make sure you are not straining your wrists while staying …

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4 Tips for Dealing With Your Arthritis Hand Pain

If your hands are pain-free, it’s easy to take them for granted. But when you have arthritis, you notice just how important your hands are for everyday living. Your treatment options for arthritis hand pain and other symptoms depend on your specific type of arthritis and how severe your case is. So talk to your …

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