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  • Advice From A Certified Hand Therapist: Thumb Arthritis

    Do you feel aches and pains specifically at the base of your thumb? Do you find that the pain becomes worse when performing certain types of pinching, grasping, or gripping? Have you been experiencing stiffness, weakness, or a loss of motion at the base of the thumb? If any of these describe your symptoms, you may have osteoarthritis of the thumb, also known as basal joint arthritis or thumb arthritis.

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  • Shoulder pain affects 1 in 4 adults

    There are a number of issues that can cause shoulder pain, including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory disorders, or osteonecrosis which impacts blood flow to the humerus.

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  • How to Avoid Shoulder Pain at Work

    Long periods of physical work involving positioning the arms over the shoulder and excessive load on the shoulders are common direct causes of shoulder pain.

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  • Is your thumb pain de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

    De Quervain's tenosynovitis (pronounced da-KWUHR-vanes teena-sine-ah-VITE-us) is a complicated name for a condition that's been referred to as "mother's thumb," "mommy wrist" and "gamer's thumb"—all associated with repetitive use of the hands and wrist. It is a condition that causes extreme pain in the wrist and thumb area.

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  • Hand Pain Causes and Treatment Options

    Hand pain can have many causes because the hand is made up of many different parts. The bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, skin, and other structures that help the hands do a wide range of tasks can also be sources of pain.

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