Getting a Grip on Hand and Arm Safety

Our hands are one of our primary points of interaction with the world around us. We cook and clean with them, we write and eat with them, we say hello and hold onto our loved ones with them. The frustrating irony is that this amazing tool...

CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

INTRODUCTION Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the inside edge of the elbow. The symptoms are very similar to the pain that comes from hitting your funny bone. When you hit your funny bone, you are actually hitting the ulnar nerve...

Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Welcome to ProActive Physical Therapy's patient resource about Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis). Medial epicondylitis is commonly known as golfer's elbow. This does not mean that only golfers have this condition. But the golf swing is a common cause of medial epicondylitis. Many other repetitive activities can...

Hand and Wrist Injuries

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis, affecting nearly 20 million Americans. The disease gradually wears away the protective covering of the joint ends (articular cartilage). Once this cartilage wears away, it is not recreated and often progresses...

7 Hand Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

Painful hands Arthritis wears away at the cartilage of a joint, which is the cushioning material between bones. This can cause inflammation and irritation of the synovial lining, which produces the synovial fluid that helps protect and lubricate the joint. When arthritis affects the joints of...

Golfer’s Elbow

By Mayo Clinic Staff Golfer's elbow is characterized by: Pain and tenderness on the inner side of your elbow. Sometimes the pain extends along the inner side of your forearm. Pain typically worsens with certain movements. Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff, and it may hurt...

Deconstructing the Nutrition Facts Label

BY ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIER GENERATION There has been lots of chatter about food labels since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled sweeping proposed changes to the little white box affixed to most grocery store products. The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two potential designs...

Everyday Health

Along with eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly, there are other important components needed to build a complete healthy lifestyle. Are you and your child sleeping enough each night? Have you consulted your doctor about your child’s health? How do you stay fit each day...

Going to a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is a type of medical treatment that helps a person move his or her body. You might wonder why anyone would need help moving. But if you've ever had a broken bone or a bad injury, you know how hard it can be...