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  1. Wrist Splint for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview

    A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove and that stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position. Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the median nerve and allows you a period of "relative rest" from movements that make carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Think about these guidelines when you use a wrist splint: When worn to stabilize the ...

  2. Swelling - When Physical Therapy Can Help

    Physical therapy and recovery from injuryPhysical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury by reducing pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), improving flexibility and function, and building muscle strength. Your physical therapist can also evaluate how you perform an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely .

  3. Swelling - Check Your Symptoms

    If you or someone you know is experiencing postoperative problems, check the symptoms here to determine if you need to seek medical treatment.

  4. Swelling - Check Your Symptoms

    Check your symptoms of groin problems and injuries.

  5. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What is reiki?Reiki means "universal life energy" and is an ancient healing method that manipulates energy flows in the body. Reiki practitioners believe there is an energy force in and around the body. They believe that reiki is a flow of energy between the reiki practitioner and the receiver of the treatment. It is thought that reiki releases energy flows and allows the body's own natural ...

  6. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview

    Activities that may increase the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome include: Repetitive motions. Continuous use of the hands and fingers,as when knitting or doing needlepoint with the wrist bent (flexed) Frequent bending or twisting of the wrist,as when using a screwdriver Repeated squeezing or gripping with the hand,as when using a spray bottle Moving the fingers while the wrist is bent inward ...

  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment

    Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include: Physical therapy techniques, such as ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and stretching and range - of - motion exercises. Ultrasound therapy uses high - pitched sound waves to create heat, which may help decreas

  8. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What are hammer, claw, and mallet toes?Hammer, claw, and mallet toes are toes that are bent into an odd position. They may look strange or may hurt, or both. These toe problems almost always happen in the four smaller toes, not the big toe. A hammer toe bends down toward the floor at the middle toe joint. This causes the middle toe joint to rise up. It usually affects the second toe. Hammer toes often occur with bunions. Claw toe often affects the four smaller toes at the same time. The toes bend up at the joint where the toes and the foot meet. They bend down at the middle joints and at the joints nearest the tip of the toes. This causes the toes to curl down toward the floor. A mallet toe bends down at the joint closest to the tip of the toe. It often affects the second toe, but it may happen in the other toes too. If you notice that your toe looks odd or hurts, talk to your doctor. You may be able to fix your toe with home treatment. If you don't treat the problem right away, you

  9. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What is olecranon bursitis?Bursitis is an inflammation of small sacs of fluid (bursae) that help joints move smoothly. Olecranon bursitis, which affects the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow, is sometimes called Popeye elbow. This is because the bump that develops at the back of the elbow looks like the cartoon character Popeye's elbow.What causes olecranon bursitis?There are three general

  10. Swelling - Overview

    Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self - care, and recreational activities to ...

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