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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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Are you at risk of “selfie wrist”?

Are you at risk of ‘selfie wrist’? Doctor warns scores more patients have numbness and tingling caused by twisting to get the perfect shot Dr Levi Harrison, an orthopedic surgeon based in San Francisco, says he is seeing a rise in patients developing ‘selfie wrist’ He describes the condition as a form of carpal tunnel …

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Controlling Swelling in Your Hands

Do the following activities and exercises to help control swelling in your hand or both hands, depending on where your swelling is. This will help improve the motion of your fingers. Lying down or sitting Whenever you lie down or sit, rest your hand and forearm on a stack of pillows. Keep your hand above …

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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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An Overview of Lateral and Medial Elbow Epicondylitis

Lateral and medial elbow epicondylitis are two conditions also known as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow respectively, and are common causes of elbow pain. Let’s take a look at the causes, symptoms and treatment suitable for elbow epicondylitis. Elbow epicondylitis is a common cause of elbow pain and can occur on either side of the …

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How To Avoid Hand and Wrist Pain During Exams

Exams can be very stressful, not just mentally, but physically too. Repetitive typing and handwriting can place a lot of strain on the hands. Here’s a look at some common conditions and prevention methods. Common Conditions Associated with Studying Studying for exams can be stressful and can put your body under a different type of …

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How To Avoid Hand and Wrist Pain When Playing Guitar

Many people who enjoy playing guitar may experience pain or discomfort in the hands, wrist (and even back and shoulders) at some point. Playing guitar should be an enjoyable, minimally stressful activity, however, strain from overuse and awkward positioning can cause a number of issues in the hands and wrist. If you are experiencing prolonged pain from …

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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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