Cooler Temps Call For Hand Therapy

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Hand Therapists Atlanta GAAs the temperatures drop, many people suffering from hand and wrist conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome often find themselves dealing with more pain, and other symptoms such as tingling and swelling.

If cooler temps are aggravating your hand or wrist condition or injury, consider these tips:

  • Stay warm. Keeping hands protected from cold temps is an easy way to fend off pain. And stick with mittens, rather than gloves, since they don’t separate the fingers.
  • Keep the blood circulating with movement. Lightly squeezing a small rubber ball, performing therapist-approved hand exercises, and rubbing hands together can increase blood flow and decrease pain and other symptoms.
  • Keep bones, muscles, and joints strong with anti-inflammatory food and plenty of calcium and vitamin D.

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Hand and Wrist Therapy in Atlanta

workplaceYou rely on full dexterity of your hands all day long. There isn’t a single activity that goes by where a hand or wrist injury won’t impact how well you can function. That’s why when it comes to getting relief, you need the trusted care of experienced professionals.

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Avoid Turkey Carving Catastrophes

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Physical Therapists near Atlanta GAIt’s the time of year for gathering with friends, reflecting on what’s important, and of course, eating delicious food. And one of the best parts of any Thanksgiving feast is carving up the bird.

Unfortunately though, that long-loved tradition is also the cause of tons of hand and wrist-related injuries each year. In fact, Thanksgiving sits near the top of the list of dangerous holidays thanks to hazards like these.
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Avoiding Halloween Hazards

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
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