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DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis

What is a Custom Orthosis?

After an injury, surgery, or onset of certain conditions, your doctor may ask you to see a hand therapist.  Your prescription for therapy might include the need for a custom orthosis, commonly referred to as a brace or splint.  A custom orthosis is a device that is molded to and worn on a specific body …

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What is Mommy’s Wrist?

Hand surgeon John M. Erickson, MD explains the phenomenon called “mommy’s wrist.” “Mommy’s wrist” or “mommy’s thumb” is a condition that is officially called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (or tendonitis). This is a type of tendonitis in the wrist whose nickname comes from the fact that the condition is common in caregivers of young children. The …

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How To Prevent Injuries When Playing Tennis

Pain in the wrist, arm and elbow is fairly common amongst tennis players. Tennis is quite strenuous on the arm as a whole, and injury is usually the result of chronic overuse, poor technique or incorrect equipment, however acute injuries also occur from impact or tripping over. If you are experiencing prolonged pain in the wrists, hands …

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A Guide to Returning to Yoga After a Wrist Injury

Yoga is demanding on the wrist as it requires a lot of weight-bearing, flexibility and strength. Here is a guide to returning to yoga after suffering a wrist injury. Returning to sports after a wrist injury can be a challenge. Yoga is demanding on the wrist as it requires a lot of weight-bearing, flexibility and …

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Do You Have Hand Pain Whilst Playing Video Games?

Do you experience hand pain whilst playing video games? Repetitve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis may be the reason. Here’s what you can do to help. Playing video games for many hours can place an enormous amount of stress on your muscles and joints which can lead to multiple types of …

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