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3 Go-To Golfer’s Elbow Stretches

golfer's elbow stretches

One way to really damper your weekend golf plans is a good case of golfer’s elbow—medically known as medial epicondylitis.  Although commonly referred to as golfer’s elbow, you don’t have to be a golfer to be afflicted by this condition. Golfer’s elbow is caused by inflammation and pain on the[…]

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What is Trigger Finger?

what is trigger finger

It’s common for a hand therapist to hear the statement, “Something is wrong with my finger, I can’t bend it”.  If your finger is locked in a bent position and you are unable to bend it, it could be trigger finger.  What is trigger finger?  We will uncover the causes,[…]

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What to Do for Swollen Hands

what to do for swollen hands

Our hands do so much for us.  They are capable of so many different functions—holding, touching, grasping, waving—and so much more! So, if you look down and notice you have a swollen hand, it can be scary. To make it less scary, we broke down some of the causes and[…]

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3 Effective Hand Strengthening Exercises

hand strengthening exercises

Brushing your teeth, buttoning your shirt, pouring yourself a bowl of cereal are all routine daily activities that most of us might take for granted.  Your hands may be one of the smallest muscle groups in your body, but they serve a large and important role for everyday functioning. This[…]

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Do You Have a Sprained Wrist?

sprained wrist

A sprained wrist is a common injury which usually occurs after a fall onto an outstretched hand.  Other impacts or accidents can cause a sprained wrist, but it usually involves the wrist being bent either forwards or backwards. If you lose your balance and fall, your body’s first instinct is[…]

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Target Tendonitis

tendonitis

The definition of tendonitis is:  an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. Your tendons are essential for proper joint function—so when they become injured or inflamed, joint movement becomes impaired and you may experience symptoms such as pain and swelling. Tendonitis can strike[…]

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The Low Down on Lower Back Pain

lower back pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain?  You’re not alone.  About 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience lower back pain at some point in their lifetimes.  Lower back pain affects millions of Americans every year and is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle or heavy use.  Whether you’re[…]

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6 Tips to Prevent Knee Pain

knee pain

We don’t give our knees enough credit.  Your knees provide stable support for the body and allow the legs to bend and straighten.  You need your knees to stand, walk, run, jump and turn.  According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, approximately 100 million Americans suffer from[…]

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