Living with Hand Pain blog — Tendinitis

Ask Trevor CHT: Tedonitis in the thumb

Ask Trevor CHT DeQuervain's Syndrome Hand Pain Tendinitis Thumb pain

Ask Trevor CHT: Tedonitis in the thumb

"I was diagnosed with Tendonitis in my thumb. I feel like I just keep icing it day and night and splinting it constantly but it’s not getting any better and the pain is sharp and endless. Any suggestions?"

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What can I do if my pain can't be "fixed"?

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What can I do if my pain can't be "fixed"?

Certified Hand Therapist Trevor Petrie addresses the difficult topic of what to do when your pain cannot be 'fixed'.

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How to find a great Hand Therapist

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How to find a great Hand Therapist

It's important to find a therapist that specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. The easiest way to know if your physical or occupational therapist specializes in hands is to look for the letters "CHT" after their name, which stands for "Certified Hand Therapist". 

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Ask Trevor CHT: Heat or cold?

Ask Trevor CHT Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chronic Pain DeQuervain's Syndrome Hand Pain Hand Therapy Numb hands Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis RSI Tendinitis Thumb pain Trigger Finger

Ask Trevor CHT: Heat or cold?

Crystal asks:

"Is it better to use heat or cold to relieve hand pain?"

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Treating the whole person to treat hands

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Treating the whole person to treat hands

In most medical professions, we tend to put different parts of the human condition into neat little boxes. As a hand therapist, early on in my career I tried just to treat hands, wrists and elbows with the occasional shoulder thrown in when warranted. 

The problem was, I often times would feel like Bugs Bunny trying to stop leaks in a dam.

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