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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Thanksgiving Injury Prevention

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsThe Thanksgiving holiday is a time to gather with friends and family and reflect with gratitude — not to mention all the great food!

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also a prime time for some not-so-pleasant injuries. Don’t let an accident sideline your holiday. Stay injury free with these smart prevention tips.
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Halloween Injury Prevention

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Happy HalloweenWhile this Halloween is sure to be a time of fun tricks and treats for both kids and adults, it’s also a holiday that increases our risk for preventable injuries and accidents.

More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.
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Can Halloween Treats Sabotage Your Treatment Plan?

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicIt can be hard to keep your hand out of the Halloween candy bowl. And while a couple of pieces here and there may not be harmful, if you’re working on overcoming chronic pain or injury, overindulging in Halloween treats could be working against you, thanks to their sugar content.

Here are a few reasons why.
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