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The Truth About Trigger Finger

trigger finger

Trigger finger may sound like a made-up term straight out of a western movie, but ask anyone who has experienced the symptoms of trigger finger (also known as stenosing tenosynovitis) and they will tell you just how debilitating and uncomfortable it can be. A locked thumb or finger can be[…]

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Edema Management

edema

If you injured your hand, swelling immediately occurs. It’s our body’s reaction to an injury in order to heal. Edema is a completely normal response to injury—edema is a swelling caused by fluid retention. It happens when too much fluid is trapped in the body’s tissues. We retain water because[…]

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25 Fascinating Facts About Fingernails

fingernails

When you think about your fingernails, chances are you just think of them as a vehicle for nail polish or something you chew when you’re nervous. Our poor fingernails are typically taken for granted, and we don’t give them much beyond a passing thought.   But they’re so much more[…]

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