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RESPECT THE KNIFE

It would generally go without saying, that we all should respect the knife, but really, a surprising number of people don’t. And they become…”patients.” People who carry knives regularly always seem to have some level of ease with regard to the movement of the knife, the safety mechanism and the way they close. Those of […]

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De Quervain’s Syndrome

Also known as first dorsal compartment tenosynovitis…but it’s a lot easier to remember the name of the French dude who first described this pesky little condition; Fritz de Quervain. De Quervain’s syndrome describes a condition in which two tendons on the thumb side of the wrist get damaged and inflamed. No one’s really sure exactly […]

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Be Kind to Your…Hands Part 2

Be Kind to Your…Hands Part 2

    As promised…tips on how to ease the load on your hands. Follow these recommendations and maybe I’ll be seeing less of you! 1)      Invest in a nice electric can opener. It’s hard to open cans and once you get arthritis, it’s nearly impossible. So why not start using the electric can opener before […]

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Be Kind to Your…Hands

Be Kind to Your…Hands

  This is the first in a series of blogs about protecting various parts of our body. It’s all about prevention without sacrificing quality of life, in order to maintain quality of life…for a long time.  Our hands are one of the most amazing arrangements of sinew and bone in the natural world…ever. They’re one […]

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