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November 29, 2019

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and h...

October 27, 2019

When carving the Thanksgiving turkey this year, consider this — around 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving and cuts from carving are one of the top five most common injuries. 

A deep cut or severed tendon would not only ruin the holiday dinner; but coul...

September 30, 2019

Jack O’Lantern Safety Tips

One of Halloween’s most treasured traditions is picking that perfect pumpkin to carve into a Jack O’Lantern. But if you don’t do it safely, the only scary thing you might pull off is a deep wound to your hand. The most common accidents associa...

August 30, 2019

Ahh, Sunday morning, the perfect time for a relaxing stroll with your dog. You calmly clip the leash to the collar, open the front door, step outside…and suddenly, you feel like you’re at a tractor pull, and your dog is the tractor.

Surgeons warn that dog walkers could...

July 25, 2019

Ganglion cysts are small, benign, fluid-filled sacs. They can be attached to joints or arise from a tendon sheath, which is the covering over the tendon. They most commonly affect the wrist and hand, but they can appear on the ankle, foot, or knee. They form small lump...

June 27, 2019

Every nerve has a specific job. That job may be to help a muscle move, transmit sensation back to your spinal cord and brain, or both. As nerves leave the spine, they will course through the body and are vulnerable to compression or entrapment anywhere along its course...

May 29, 2019

Warm spring weather means grilling season! But it can also be “burn season.” Whether grease from a hamburger singed your hand, or you touched the grill cover to see whether it was hot (which it was) — your hands are the most likely appendage to suffer a grill injury du...

April 25, 2019

Baseball season is in full swing! And with it comes a host of game-related injuries. Whether a player is swinging hard at a fast ball, or sliding into second base, hand and wrist injuries are common and vary in severity.

According to a recent study conducted by the Cons...

March 31, 2019

Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve, which passes through the cubital tunnel (a tunnel of muscle, ligament, and bone) on the inside of the elbow becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated.

The ulnar nerve travels right next to the bone at the elbow, and t...

February 27, 2019

With age, stiff joints become a reality for many people. Stiffness is the feeling that the motion of a joint is limited or difficult; yet not caused by weakness or reluctance to move due to pain. Some people with stiffness are capable of moving the joint through its fu...

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