Tips For Avoiding Hand Injuries Over the Holiday Season

The busy holiday season is usually filled with a whirlwind of dinners, parties, gift exchanging, and celebrating with friends, family, and co-workers. While most people are enjoying the extra time spent with loved ones, festivities can be ruined by painful accidents in the kitchen or around the dinner table. According to the University of Arizona […]

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5 Facts About Trigger Finger

Though it may not be as well known or widely discussed as carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (more commonly referred to as trigger finger) is one of the most common repetitive motion and strain related hand injuries. Symptoms range from pain to mobility problems, and in some cases, patients may be unable to extend or fully […]

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Finally Find Relief from Painful Neuroma

Like almost all forms of masses and tumors that develop on the hands, neuromas are benign (non-cancerous) growths. They result from excess scar tissue following a nerve injury, and consist of nerve cells. Most neuromas occur in close proximity to a joint, and can be very painful and potentially compromise movement and range of motion. […]

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What are Giant Cell Tumors?

Giant cell tumors of the hands (also known as giant-cell synovioma and localized nodular tenosynovitis) are benign (non-cancerous) soft tissue growths that typically develop in the tendon sheath of the fingers, hands, and wrists. While anyone can technically develop a giant cell tumor in the fingers or wrists, they tend to be most common in […]

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Do You Have Fibroid Tumors? We Can Help!

Fibromas (also known as fibroids or fibroid tumors) are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up mostly of connective tissue. There are several different types of fibroid tumors that can occur throughout different parts of the body, depending on the origin of the connective tissue that makes up the tumor. Fibromas and most of the tumors that […]

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Understanding the Symptoms and Treatments of Lipoma

Unlike fibroids and neuromas, which are made up of connective and nerve tissue, lipomas are benign growths made up of fat cell capsules just below the skin in the hands and wrists. Lipomas can occur anywhere in the body, and are the most common form of benign (non-cancerous) soft tissue masses. While the direct cause […]

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What Exactly is a Ganglion Cyst?

Ganglion cysts are benign (non-cancerous) growths that may be painful when proximity to a nerve results in pressure on the nerve. Depending on where the cyst is located, it may affect and interfere with the mobility and flexibility of the joint. Signs and Symptoms of Ganglion Cysts While most ganglion cysts tend to be painless, […]

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Are You at Risk for Thumb Arthritis?

Arthritis of the carpometacarpal joint (CMC), also known as thumb arthritis, can lead to problems with gripping motions and interfere with everyday activities, as well as produce hand, wrist, and thumb pain. While anyone can develop thumb arthritis, the condition is more common in women over the age of 40. Thumb arthritis results from deterioration […]

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