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  • Isometric Elbow-Strengthening Exercises

    Isometric elbow exercises are those in which you contract a muscle without visible movement to help strengthen the elbow joint. They are used in physiotherapy for the rehabilitation of people who have undergone elbow surgery or have sustained an elbow injury.

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  • Why Your Fingers Lock Up: A List of Different Causes

    Trigger finger, the term used to describe fingers locking up, occurs when fingers become stuck in a flexed position as if you’re trying to pull on a trigger. The locking sensation makes it feel as though it’s impossible to move your fingers when they are stuck in that position.

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  • Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) develops when inflammation narrows the tunnel and compresses the nerve. This can cause numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in your hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury, which means it develops gradually.

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  • Advice From A Certified Hand Therapist: Thumb Arthritis

    Do you feel aches and pains specifically at the base of your thumb? Do you find that the pain becomes worse when performing certain types of pinching, grasping, or gripping? Have you been experiencing stiffness, weakness, or a loss of motion at the base of the thumb? If any of these describe your symptoms, you may have osteoarthritis of the thumb, also known as basal joint arthritis or thumb arthritis.

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  • Surgeons find over-the-counter medications control pain after elbow surgery as effectively as opioids

    Children who take only ibuprofen or acetaminophen after routine elbow surgery report similar pain control to patients who take opioids, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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