Mommy's Thumb - Treating and Preventing DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis

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DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis is common in moms of infants - which is why it's often called "Mommy's Thumb".  

Education is key for this population...we need to teach them about:

  • Gripping in neutral
  • Splinting
  • Eccentric Strengthening

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Ankle Sprains Part II: Getting Back to Running

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In Part I of the ankle sprain blog, we went over some basic anatomy, types of ankle sprains, causes, and acute treatment. Now in Part II we will focus on the post acute phase. Research has shown that exercise therapy is an essential element to treatment ankle sprains. Therefore, my goal is to illustrate to you some components to focus after you have surpassed the acute phase of your injury. The focal point will be centered on working towards getting you back to running!

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Physical Therapy Tips For Thumb Arthritis

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Repetitive gripping, pinching, pressing, or twisting can lead to irritation and instability in the thumb.  Over time this can lead to arthritis and stiffness in the thumb's CMC joint...

Patients need to know how to make the necessary changes to rest and stabilize the thumb when necessary...and also to mobilize it when it gets stiff...

This week's Patients Education article gives them simple tips and exercise videos to follow...

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Overcoming Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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We see it all the time...we hear about it all the time...Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

Rather than being the last resort of treatment options, we should be the experts in guiding patients and the general public about how to treat and even prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

After all, oftentimes just a few simple positional or functional changes can be all people need to dramatically reduce median nerve compression in the wrist.  

Here is a brief guide for your patients and friends - covering some of these simple changes, along with info about night-time wrist splints and nerve gliding exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...

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