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Torn Elbow Biceps Tendon

Source: Verywell Health

Injuries to the distal biceps tendon are not uncommon. Most often occurring in middle-aged men, these injuries often occur when lifting heavy objects. Over 90 percent of distal biceps tendon tears occur in men.

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Tone up your triceps with these top strength exercises

Source: Medical Xpress

Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning of your elbows and to also give bare arms a sleeker look.

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Why Are My Hands Numb?

Source: ASSH Hand Care

There can be many different causes for numb hands. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a condition involving a pinched nerve in the wrist, is one of the most common reasons. Typically, with this condition, you’ll feel numbness or tingling in thumb, index, middle and ring fingers.

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Getting a Grip on Arthritis-Related Hand Pain

Source: US News

As pain becomes more regular and severe, it can affect a person’s ability to do everything from activities they enjoy – like golf or other forms of recreation – to those things they need to do just to get through the day, from buttoning a shirt to gripping a cup of coffee in the morning.

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How to treat a dislocated finger

Source: Medical News Today

This article describes what to do when a person dislocates their finger or thumb. It also discusses the symptoms, causes, treatment, and recovery for a dislocated finger.

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Ask a Doctor: What to Expect After Surgery

Source: ASSH Hand Care

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz answers your questions about what to expect after you’ve had hand surgery.

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How to stretch your hands and wrists

Source: Medical News Today

Exercises can improve mobility and decrease the chance of injury or reinjury. Wrist stretches are easy to do at home or at the office. When done properly, they can benefit a person's overall wrist and hand health.

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What Causes Tendon Inflammation?

Source: Healthline

Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint.

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15 Things Your Hands Can Say About Your Health

Source: CheatSheet

Your hands can do more than pick things up and pull things up on your smartphone. In fact, they’re actually indicators as to how healthy you are. Wondering what your hands are telling you? Here are 15 things your hands can tell you about your health.

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Corticosteroid injection may be effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome

Source: Healio

Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome treated with corticosteroid injection experienced superior clinical effectiveness at 6 weeks compared to patients treated with night-resting splints, according to results published in The Lancet.

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The Rise Of Hand Injuries In Low- And Middle-Income Countries

Source: Science Trends

Research and education on global health issues generally tend to focus on life-threatening conditions, such as HIV and cancer; rather than disabling but non-life-threatening injuries. This trend has resulted in hand injuries to be treated as a low priority public health issue.

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Fixing, salvaging radial head after fracture may prevent severe future injuries

Source: Healio

When faced with a radial head fracture, surgeons should fix it when possible and replace it when not salvageable to avoid more severe injuries, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

Source: Verywell Health

If you've ever hit your funny bone, you know what some of the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome feel like. Nerve compression syndromes cause symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness.

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6 Signs of Gout or Pseudogout

Source: ASSH Hand Care

Gout and Pseudogout are two types of arthritis than can appear suddenly and cause sore joints in the hands and sometimes in other parts of the body. This condition can be common in the elbow, wrist, finger, knee and big toe joints.

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NEW RISKS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Source: University of Utah

In the past many people have blamed CTS on activities like typing. In this changing world though, there are many culprits to blame, including playing video games and even taking selfies

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FDA grants permission to market artificial intelligence algorithm to help providers detect wrist fractures

Source: Healio

The FDA announced it has granted Imagen permission to market OsteoDetect, a type of computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that can detect wrist fractures in adult patients, according to a press release. The software is intended to be used by clinicians in primary care, emergency medicine, urgent care and specialty care, such as orthopedics.

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What is a Flexor Tendon Injury?

Source: ASSH HandCare

An injury to a flexor tendon is basically an injury to your muscle. The flexor muscles are the muscles that allow you to bend your fingers. These muscles are able to move your fingers through tendons, which are cord-like extensions that connect your muscle to your bone.

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Paralyzed patient feels sensation again

Source: Science Daily

Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.

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3 Common Congenital Hand Differences

Source: ASSH HandCare

A congenital hand difference is a hand that is abnormal at birth. During fetal development, the upper limbs are formed between four and eight weeks of pregnancy.  During this time, many steps are needed to form a normal arm and hand.  If any of these steps fail, then a congenital hand difference can result. It is not uncommon for a child to be born with a hand difference.

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New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such as gaming and computer-aided design.

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Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER

Source: Health Day

Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard accident during the first two years the self-balancing, two-wheeled motorized scooters were sold in the United States, according to a new study.

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When Is Surgery the Answer for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Source: US News

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports CTS "occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. 

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