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Fun facts about your hands

What do your hands say about you? Hands come in many shapes and sizes, and are unique to everyone. Whilst some people may try to learn more from their hands from palm reading and checking their ‘marriage lines’, you can learn more about the anatomy of your hand with some simple tests. For example, did …

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5 Fireworks Tips from a Hand Surgeon

Fireworks are a fascinating and fun part of holiday celebrations throughout the country. Unfortunately, this popular tradition is also associated with injuries that are all too common among both adults and children. Each year, it is estimated that over 10,000 fireworks-related injuries occur in the United States and at least 40% of these injuries involve the …

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4 Common Types of Hand Tumours

Hand tumours and wrist tumours can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it may just look like an ordinary lump or bump. And while it may technically be a tumour, the tumor is not necessarily cancerous. There are many different types of hand tumours, and most are benign, which means non-cancerous. Hand tumours can …

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What is Syndactyly?

Hand surgeon Reena Anjalie Bhatt, MD answers your questions about webbed fingers, also known as syndactyly. What is syndactyly? Syndactyly is a condition in which a child is born with two fused fingers or toes. This can occur in the hands or the feet or both. It can occur in one hand or foot, or …

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How Sleep Positions Affect Your Hands

Sometimes we can do a great job taking care of ourselves during the day, but our sleep positions can undo all our hard work. Many of the problems that hand therapists treat, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, arthritis, or even tendonitis can be exacerbated by pressure while we are sleeping. This …

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Gout: Disease of the Kings

Hand surgeon John M. Erickson, MD answers your questions about the disease called Gout. Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis typically presenting with a red, hot, swollen, extremely painful joint. Gout frequently affects joints in the big toe, ankle or knee but can happen elsewhere. Gout can also involve the fingers, wrist and elbow. …

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Answers to your questions about fingertip injuries

Hand surgeon Ryan Zimmerman, MD answers your questions about fingertip injuries. What are fingertips made of? Fingertips have several parts, all with special purposes.  At the core is the bone, called the distal phalanx, which provides support and shape to the end of the finger.  On the top and bottom of the bone are tendons that …

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Tech-Related Hand Pain | Q&A

Dr. Steven H. Goldberg answers your questions about Tech-Related Hand Pain, symptoms and myths related to common activities such as texting, typing and playing video games and whether they cause hand pain. Article Reference: ASSH | Handcare If you need help with any of the below, feel free to contact me or book an appointment. …

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Pregnancy-related hand conditions – Waterfall News 2019

Pregnancy, especially the third trimester, leads to a myriad of changes in the hormone profile in expectant mothers. The effects of a shift in higher progesterone towards the end of pregnancy causes water retention leading to not only swollen ankles but swelling around the wrists as well. This can lead to compression symptoms in the …

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