Trigger Finger Lock Up

Have you ever had your finger or thumb “lock up”? Are your hands often in a tight gripping position during work or play, like driving a truck, sewing, dealing cards? If so, you may have a trigger finger or thumb. The most commonly injured body tissue is the tendon, a...

Shoulder ‘Freeze’ can be Treated

For the past seven years, Jack, as we’ll call him, has been making wine in his own home. Almost daily, he carried a barrel weighing approximately 40 pounds, up and down steps several times. This never bothered him until six months ago, when he experienced pain in his...

Arthritis Can Be Mistaken for Tendonitis

What can politicians, massage therapists, musicians, card dealers, carpenters, cooks and painters have in common? Because they use their thumbs and twist their wrists a lot, they commonly have pain at the base of the thumb or on the side of the wrist caused by...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

REPETITIVE MOTION – BAD FOR YOUR WRISTS! Do you perform certain motions over and over at work or at play? Do you experience numbness in your palms or fingers? Are you pregnant or taking birth control pills or hormone replacements? Do you have diabetes,...

Elbow Pain from the Wrist

For several years, Mr. K and Mr. T. played tennis together almost every Saturday. Their friends, Mr. V. And Mr. H, who preferred golf, scheduled regular tee times. These weekly activities kept them feeling young and fit, until about the time they turned 45 and all...
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