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How to Carve a Turkey Safely
November 23, 2020

In the United States, 88% of people eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That leaves a lot of room for hand injuries! The surgeon members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand have provided these tips on how to carve a turkey safely.
3 Signs of Frostbite in Hands
Frostbite in hands and fingers is a painful injury that we can sometimes get from exposing our skin to freezing temperatures for too long. It happens commonly to people who are stranded outside (for example, if your car breaks down). We've all felt the effects of being outside in the cold weather. Your hands start to feel numb and may even feel painful after a certain point; however, when is it actually frostbite?
November 9, 2020
Heat and Cold Treatment: When to Heat or Ice an Injury
by Amar A. Patel, MD — Heat packs or cold packs? This is a question that doctors and therapists often get from patients. Both heat treatments and cold treatments are inexpensive and extremely effective modalities that can help speed up recovery and function when used properly.
November 2, 2020
Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Protecting Your Hands During Workouts
As a hand therapist, my goal is to help people return to their previous activities after an injury. Many of my clients enjoy doing yoga and working out at the gym. These activities require good joint motion and tolerance for weight bearing through the hands and wrists. It is frustrating when pain limits participation in certain yoga poses or gym exercises. Or worse, people feel they are unable to return to these activities at all.
November 16, 2020
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What are the signs and symptoms?
Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Numbness and tingling are two key signs that you may have this condition. Hear from patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and learn how you can treat your symptoms in this video.

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