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How to Treat Ingrown Fingernails

Ingrown fingernail treatment is usually possible at home using simple remedies. Learn more about how to prevent ingrown fingernails here. An ingrown...

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11 Exercises to Reduce de Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain in the thumb and wrist. Find 11 de Quervain's tenosynovitis exercises to reduce...

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What Is Tenosynovitis?

Tenosynovitis is an inflammation of a tendon in its synovial sheath. Learn about tenosynovitis and how it is properly managed. If you develop pain in...

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What Is Swan Neck Deformity?

Swan neck deformity occurs in certain finger joints due to injuries or medical conditions. Learn more about its causes and treatments. Swan neck...

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How to Treat a Sprained or Dislocated Finger

Finger sprains and dislocations are injuries to the ligaments and soft tissues around the finger's small joints. Both cases are easily treatable....

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Colles Fracture

A Colles' fracture is a specific type of wrist fracture (broken wrist). The name comes from the physician who first described this injury. A...

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Fingertip Injury - Will the Tip of the Finger Grow Back?

Follow a series of images of healing of a fingertip amputation managed with non-surgical treatment. The human body has an amazing capacity for...

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Finger or Thumb Amputation Reattachment

When a finger or thumb is cut off, there is a possibility that the amputated digit can be reattached, but there are many times when it can't....

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Causes and Treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture

Learn about Dupuytren's contracture, the result of a tightening of tissue of the palm of the hand that leads to the bending of the fingers....

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What is a Lunate Dislocation or Fracture?

A lunate dislocation is an injury to the wrist carpal bones. It's usually a severe injury with pain, swelling, and numbness and needs...

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Finger Joint Replacement

When should you get a finger joint replacement? Arthritis commonly affects your hands, learn about when implant surgery is recommended to treat it....

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An Overview of Wrist Arthritis

Wrist arthritis is a problem that can cause pain and difficulty performing activities. There are several causes and many treatments. Wrist arthritis...

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Physical Therapy for a Colles' Fracture

A Colles' fracture is a common type of wrist fracture. Learn how physical therapy can help improve mobility and function after a Colles'...

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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb: Symptoms and Treatment

Learn about the symptoms of an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also called a gamekeeper's thumb or a skier's thumb. A...

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Collagenase Injections for Dupuytren's Contracture

The most recent treatment option for Dupuytren's contracture is an injection of an enzyme called collagenase, sold as Xiaflex. Dupuytren's...

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Surgical Options for Trigger Finger

Surgery is a common and effective treatment for trigger finger. Here are the options used for its treatment. Trigger finger is a common tendon...

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Boxer's Fracture Symptoms and Treatment

A boxer's fracture is a broken bone of the hand on the pinkie or ring finger from a punch or fall. Learn how it's diagnosed and treated. The...

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How to Treat Wrist Ganglion Cyst

Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps usually found on the back of the hand. Treatment of a ganglion cyst is only necessary if there is pain. A wrist...

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7 Treatment Options for Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that causes the fingers to curl into the palm of the hand. Treatment options range from injections to...

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Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

A fall can leave you with wrist pain that is a scaphoid fracture. It is complex to treat and often takes a long time to heal. Learn more about it. A...

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Physical Therapy Exercise Program After a Colles Fracture

Physical therapy exercises to do after wrist surgery or a Colles' fracture to help you regain normal use of your arm and hand. If you have ever...

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An Overview of Ollier Disease

Ollier disease is a condition that occurs as a result of a genetic mutation which causes multiple benign cartilage tumors in the skeletal system....

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ECU Tendon Problems and Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

The ECU tendon of the wrist is a common source of ulnar sided wrist pain. Problems include tendon subluxation and tendonitis. The ECU tendon, or...

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How to Strengthen Your Wrists

Learn how to strengthen your wrist muscles with this step-by-step exercise program. All you need is a small dumbbell and a table. Get started now. If...

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Common Fractures of the Arm, Elbow, and Wrist

Get info on the different types of fractures to the arm, elbow, and wrist that are treated by physical therapy professionals. A fracture can be a...

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What You Need to Know About Metacarpal Fracture

Learn about the causes, signs, treatment, and potential complications involved with a metacarpal fracture. Michael Dorausch / Getty Imagese / CC...

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Pillar Pain and Other Complications of Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Surgery is a common treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. There are possible complications that patients should understand. Surgery is a common...

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Lumps and Bumps of the Hands and Wrists

There are many types of lumps and bumps that develop on the hands and wrists, ranging from benign cysts to rare cancers of the bone and soft tissue....

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