3 Ways to Protect Your Hands from Winter’s Icy Grasp

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Winter is once again here, bringing its annual blast of chilly temps and cold air. Whether you’re winter’s number one fan or someone who’d rather sit the season out, the cool weather will be with us for a few months. If you suffer from arthritis in your hands, wintertime may worsen arthritis symptoms. Fortunately, we’ve got [...]

Why the Cold Makes Carpal Tunnel Worse & What You Can Do

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Have you ever heard someone say that a cold rain aggravates their joints, especially if they’ve had a previous injury? The same could be true of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms in cold weather. Let’s take a look at why this might be the case and what you can do to help better manage your symptoms. Carpal [...]

Is There a Connection between Arthritis and the Weather?

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If you suffer from arthritis or other joint-related conditions, it might seem like your pain and stiffness worsen with certain changes in the weather. As it turns out, this is a common phenomenon among lots of men and women with arthritis. These three factors are the top contributors to joint pain that comes and goes with [...]

Could Your Texting Game Leave You with Carpal Tunnel?

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People of all ages are now relying on their smartphones and other handheld devices more than ever. One of the biggest concerns about this techy trend, however, is whether this constant use of tablets and smartphones could increase the incidence of hand and wrist conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. What the Latest Research Says about [...]

3 Common Causes of Hand Pain & How a Plastic Surgeon Can Help

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Chronic hand pain can get in the way of your ability to perform everyday activities and could keep you from enjoying the hobbies and activities you used to love. Take a look at some of the most common causes of hand pain and what treatment options are available to help you get back to fully enjoying [...]

Should You See a Plastic Surgeon for Hand Problems?

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Injuries and conditions of the hands and wrists can be especially frustrating, since we use our hands to do so many things every day. Millions of people suffer from hand issues, ranging in severity from uncomfortable to debilitating. Many problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, hand and wrist fractures and repetitive strain injuries can be [...]