The thumb is involved in about 50% of all hand functions. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. Here are 5 common causes.
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1. Verify Your Fit Properly fitting crutches can make the difference between comfort and calluses. When you’re standing up straight with your arms at your side, the top of the crutches should be 1 to 2 inches below your armpit, and the handgrips should be at wrist-level. Your elbow should be slightly bent in this […]
So many physical abilities decline with normal aging, including strength, swiftness, and stamina. In addition to these muscle-related declines, there are also changes that occur in coordinating the movements of the body.
Your bicep is the muscle in the front of your upper arm. It helps you bend your elbow and twist your forearm.
If you had to choose one—and only one—component of fitness to improve, what would you choose? You’re probably thinking you’d try to improve your strength, endurance, or speed, all of which are worthwhile goals to chase.
When you suffer a joint injury a little inflammation is part of the healing process. Puffy, red, tender joints may indicate that your immune system is working to remove damage and promote the growth of new tissue, a healthy kind of inflammation. But sometimes the immune system launches unhealthy, chronic inflammation in the joints, for no apparent reason.
A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. Fractures are common; the average person has two during a lifetime. They occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself.
Here are 3 of the main causes of hand pain and numbness—and tips for how you can tell them apart.
Here are some common questions about growing pains, how to help your child through them, and when it may be time to see your pediatrician.
Degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, is a form of arthritis that develops due to aging or overuse.