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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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Finger Conditions

Finger conditions can have a big impact on your daily life if they aren't taken care of. Find out the best ways to get your digits back in shape.

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Wrist Conditions

Your wrist is subject to many injuries and painful conditions. Explore common issues like arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis and how...

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Hand and Wrist Fractures

Breaking a bone in your finger, wrist, or hand can impact more of your daily life than you think. Explore treatments that can lead to a full recovery.

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Hand and Wrist Health

An injury to your hand or wrist can severely impact your daily life. Explore common causes and learn about treatments that can help relieve your pain.

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Dupuytren's Contracture

Do your fingers bending toward your palm when you don't intend them to? It may be a condition called Dupuytren's contracture. Learn more...

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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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers caused by nerve compression in the wrist. Reviewed by a physical therapist.

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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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