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Funny Bone Syndrome is No Laughing Matter

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Funny Bone Syndrome is No Laughing Matter Have you ever hit the inside of your elbow in just the right spot and felt a tingling, weird pain? That’s your funny bone, which got its nickname because of that funny feeling.   The funny bone is not really a bone at all, but rather the ulnar […]

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DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment Nearly 18 million people played tennis in the U.S. in 2015. Only 1 in 20 or 5% of all tennis players get tennis elbow.   Most people who are diagnosed with tennis elbow have never swung a tennis racquet.   Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of […]

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Skier’s, Gamekeeper’s or Sprained Thumb

Friday, November 17th, 2017

A stable thumb is essential for pinch and grasp movement. The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is located in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint where the thumb meets the hand. Ligaments are soft tissue structures that connect two bones to make a stable joint. The purpose of the UCL is to keep the thumb stable in order […]

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Mysterious, Moveable and Removable Ganglion Cyst

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Ganglion cysts are the most common mass or lump in the hand. They are not cancerous and usually harmless. They occur in various locations, but most frequently develop on the back of the wrist. These fluid-filled cysts can appear, disappear and change size. If the cyst is painful, interferes with function, or has an unacceptable […]

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Shocking Burners and Stingers

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Burners, also called stingers, are injuries that occur when nerves in the neck and shoulder are stretched or compressed after impact during contact or collision sports. They are named for the burning or stinging pain that spreads from the shoulder to the hand. A burner can feel like an electric shock or lightning bolt down […]

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