Monthly Archives: May 2020

Arthritis Finger Swelling

How to Get Rid of Swollen Fingers

Swollen fingers can develop for a variety of reasons, including a medical condition such as arthritis, an injury such as a broken bone, or even a hot day. It’s the body’s natural healing response to extra fluid and blood in the fingers and can cause you to feel uncomfortable and/or unable to completely move your fingers. While it can sometimes be painful, swollen fingers are common and can be treated right at home.

Try these methods for reducing swelling in your fingers:

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Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Protecting Your Hands when Caring for Young Children

Raising children is rewarding.  It is also a lot of work.  Parents and caretakers don’t always pay attention to how they are using their hands or arms for everyday tasks involved in childcare.  The focus of attention is most often on taking care of the child’s needs, not the proper way to lift or position their body.  Repeating tasks in poor positions will result in overuse injuries.  If you are a caretaker for a young child and are experiencing hand discomfort, here are some signs of overuse and what to do about it!

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4 Signs of a Boxer’s Fracture

A boxer’s fracture is another name for a broken hand, specifically when you break a bone in the small (or “pinky”) finger. Where does the term “boxer” come from? Boxer’s fractures get their name from one of the most common causes, which is punching something.

Sometimes, if you punch something with a clenched fist, the force applied to the fifth metacarpal bone is enough to break it. Here are 4 signs that you may have a boxer’s fracture:

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Stiff Hands? Move It or Lose It

David William Zeltser, MD

Stiff hands can interfere with quality of life, whether it creates just a mild annoyance or a severe limitation. Treatment depends on the cause; stiffness can originate with injury, arthritis, tendonitis, or a variety of other causes. A hand surgeon can help determine the underlying problem and implement an appropriate treatment plan that may involve home exercises, hand therapy, injections, and in some cases, surgery.

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