Monthly Archives: Jul 2020

Ligament Wrist Pain Wrist Sprain

Do I Have a Torn Ligament?

A torn ligament can happen in conjunction with a sprained wrist, typically when the wrist is bent backwards forcefully or put into an awkward position. This can happen during any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, football, etc. or simply during a fall. Ligaments are bands of tough connective tissue that connect two bones or hold together a joint. The most common ligament to be injured during a wrist sprain is the scapholunate ligament, which holds together the scaphoid and lunate bones.

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Hand Therapy Musician Overuse

Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Injury Prevention for Musicians

In a previous blog post we discussed some of the common injuries that can occur in musicians due to the repetitive and sustained nature of playing an instrument.  These can include pain and cramping of the neck and shoulder. Numbness, tingling, heaviness, tremors and pain can occur in the wrist and hand, and fingers can become “stuck” in a bent position.

While a musician may seek treatment when these injuries occur, we as clinicians would prefer to help musicians learn to prevent these injuries in the first place. This can help prevent loss of playing time, income, and the ability to participate in their passion. Fortunately, there are techniques that can be learned in order to keep a musicians body “in tune” – learning body awareness, healthy practice and play, and maintaining general health and wellness.

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Amputation Hand Surgery Hand Therapy Prosthetics

Recovering From a Hand, Finger or Arm Amputation

The definition of an amputation is “the action of surgically cutting off a limb,” however, an amputation can also happen by accident. Many times, an amputation of the hand, finger or arm is the result of a tragic accident, but amputations can also be planned surgeries to prevent the spread of a disease. Sometimes, fingers that were amputated in an accident can be reattached by a hand surgeon, but this isn’t always possible.

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Finger Stiff Fingers Stiffness

10 Causes of Stiff Fingers

Hand surgeon Thomas R. Boyce, MD discusses why your fingers may be stiff and how to treat them.

Stiff fingers can be very troublesome.  Your hands and fingers are vital tools with which you interact with the world.  Without normal use of your hands and fingers, activities including household tasks, work, hobbies, and sports all can become more difficult.

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