Living with Hand Pain blog — Hand Therapy

Ask Trevor CHT: dealing with fracture pain

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Ask Trevor CHT: dealing with fracture pain

Melissa asks:

"I fainted a while ago and have had a pain in my wrist ever since. My doctor suspects a scaphoid fracture but x-rays are unclear. I've been advised to wear a splint and have an MRI. 

The pain on moving my hand is so sharp it makes me feel sick. Can you help?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: exercising with diffuse scleroderma

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Ask Trevor CHT: exercising with diffuse scleroderma

Jodie asks:

"I have diffuse scleroderma in my hands and wrists extremely effected (curled hands). My doctor has recommended hand exercises but whenever I regularly exercise them it feels that the clawing/curling progresses further. Any thoughts?"

Read on for a reply from Certified Hand Therapist Trevor...

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What is STT arthritis?

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What is STT arthritis?

STT arthritis is a form of osteoarthritis that involves three bones in the wrist, the Scaphoid, the Trapezium and the Trapezoid. This article covers the symptoms of STT arthritis, diagnosis and treatment options including surgery.

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Ask Trevor CHT: Scared of a steroid shot

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Ask Trevor CHT: Scared of a steroid shot

Rita asks:

"I have osteoarthritis in my wrist and have been advised to get a steroid shot. I’ve heard that this can be very painful and it’s putting me off getting it done. Any advice?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: Can I do yoga with osteoarthritis?

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Ask Trevor CHT: Can I do yoga with osteoarthritis?

Jenny asks:

"Is it ok to do yoga when you have osteoarthritis in your hands?"

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