Distal Radius Fracture

What is a Distal Radius Fracture? A distal radius fracture is when the radius (the larger bone in the forearm) is broken at the end of the bone by the wrist joint! Most distal radius fractures, also known as wrist fractures, are caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. As you extend your wrist…

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Turkey Carving Safety

Nothing says “Thanksgiving” like football, family and the enticing aroma of turkey. But every year, too many people severely cut their hand while carving a turkey. Luckily, these injuries are avoidable. Follow these tips to stay safe while enjoying your Thanksgiving feast:  Never cut toward yourself. Your free hand should be placed opposite the side…

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6 hand surgeries that can relieve your pain and suffering

Hand injuries are most commonly suffered in accidental falls, recreational activities and in work-related incidents at home or on the job. While accidents can lead to a traumatic injury that needs immediate attention, Mendelson Kornblum doctors see a wide array of painful hand conditions that come from everyday wear and tear and overuse. Think about…

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Hand pain symptoms and what conditions could be causing your discomfort

Hand pain symptoms and what conditions could be causing your discomfort Hand pain that causes more than just temporary discomfort should be evaluated by a doctor who can make a proper diagnosis and put you on the road to recovery. A physical exam, supplemented with results from an X-ray, CT scan, MRI or an electrodiagnostic…

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5 frequent hand injuries and how to treat them effectively

There’s a wide range of hand injuries that afflict the tendons, ligaments and muscles of fingers, palms and wrists, and it takes a medical specialist to properly diagnose and treat the conditions for a fast recovery. A care plan can include rest, stretching exercises, physical therapy, a device to limit mobility and speed improvement, or…

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Hand injuries: Most common symptoms and how they occur

Nagging hand injuries are a physical malady that can easily add to or create mental stress that a person experiences every day. Take a second to stop and think about navigating your day without full and pain-free use of your fingers, hands and wrists, and then imagine how anything from minor discomfort to significant suffering…

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