Difference Between an Ingrown Nail and Paronychia

February 22nd, 2023

If you’ve ever experienced an ingrown nail, you know the pain that this injury can cause. What you might not know is that a simple ingrown nail can also lead to an infection called

Common Types of Wrist Fractures and Treatments

February 17th, 2023

When you fall, you often put your hands out to help take the brunt of the force and protect yourself from injuring your face or other body parts. Unfortunately, this can cause a lot of damage to

7 Common Gym Injuries That Can Easily Be Prevented

February 9th, 2023

Going to the gym to stay in shape is great, but it’s important to take precautions so that you reduce your risk of getting injured. When you know the common injuries that can occur while you’re

Differences Between Boutonniere Finger and a Swan Neck Deformity

January 29th, 2023

Boutonniere finger and swan neck deformity both impact proximal interphalangeal joints or the joints at the middle of the fingers. For this reason, some people confuse these two conditions.

A woman holding her newborn baby.

What is “Mommy Thumb” and How Can it Be Prevented?

January 20th, 2023

As a new mom, you’re probably running on little or no sleep. You’re also likely sore and trying to understand if changes to your body are permanent or temporary. One area in which you

The Importance of Aftercare for Hand Surgery

January 13th, 2023

Hand surgery describes any surgical procedure performed on the hand that aims to improve its function, relieve pain, or both. This term includes joint replacements, tendon and nerve repairs, bone

How to Treat Intersection Syndrome

January 12th, 2023

Intersection syndrome, the common term for tenosynovitis of the radial wrist extensors, occurs when these wrist tendons become inflamed and swollen after rubbing against the thumb muscles. This

Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery Recovery

December 19th, 2022

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation everywhere in the body. It can lead to fatigue, stiffness, swelling, pain, and joints that appear swollen or

How to Relieve Wrist Hyperextension Pain

December 9th, 2022

Wrist hyperextension is a type of wrist sprain that typically occurs when you suffer a severe impact on your outstretched hand. People most commonly experience wrist hyperextension when they suffer

Common Golfing Injuries and Tips for Prevention

December 7th, 2022

Golf may seem like a relaxing and relatively slow paced sport, but it actually puts a great deal of strain on your body. Golf requires a number of unusual movements that you’re unlikely to

How to Treat Osteoarthritis in the Hands

November 23rd, 2022

Osteoarthritis is a common condition caused by continued wear and tear on the joints. Over time, the repeated motions that your hands go through each day can begin to wear them down. As the

Exercises to Relieve Pronator Syndrome Pain

November 23rd, 2022

Pronator syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed where it passes through the elbow. The entrapped nerve becomes swollen and inflamed. Patients typically experience an aching pain

How Can I Tell If I have Mallet or Trigger Finger?

November 9th, 2022

You probably use your hands daily without pausing to appreciate their true value in your routine tasks. A condition such as mallet finger or trigger finger can cause you to suddenly realize just

5 Causes of Wrist Pain Besides Carpal Tunnel

October 26th, 2022

Your wrist is a small part of your body that contains eight bones, ligaments, tendons, and tissue that is vulnerable to injury. If you experience pain, numbness, or tingling in your hand and wrist,

Burn Degrees and When to See a Doctor

October 18th, 2022

Wounds due to excessive heat exposure, direct contact with a hot object, or contact with chemical agents require immediate attention and proper care. Read on to learn more about burn degrees and