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March 25, 2020

Respiratory viruses like coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be spread when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Most often, this happens through your hands. Hands are also one of the most common ways that the viru...

February 19, 2020

Arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition, one that makes your regular routine difficult because it affects your hand joints, along with other areas of your body. It can make even the simplest tasks difficult. A little help from some assistive devices — and...

January 27, 2020

Texting has become one of the most popular forms of communication, and statistics show just how staggering the usage is:

  • Over 6 billion text messages are sent each day in the US

  • The average adult spends a total of 23 hours a week texting

  • Americans send 69,...

December 28, 2019

The winter months can be a festive and fun time of year. However, they can also bring many hazards that lead to hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder injuries. Snow shoveling and removal are strenuous and sometimes risky activities that can lead to injury.

According to the U.S...

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...