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Ask Trevor CHT: What is an EMG and how is it different from conductive nerve testing?

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Ask Trevor CHT: What is an EMG and how is it different from conductive nerve testing?

Ben asks:

"What is an EMG and how is it different from conductive nerve testing?"

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What is Bone Fracture?

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What is Bone Fracture?

What is bone fracture? Hairline crack, a complete separation of the bone into two or more separate pieces caused by accidents. What are the symptoms? Pain in the affected area, bruising, swelling and deformity are common symptoms. How is it treated? Fractures are usually immobilized in a cast or a splint but some may need surgically placed hardware to maintain stability. Breaks and fractures mostly heal within 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the bone involved and how significant the fracture is. Repeated fractures or bone breaks can increase your risk of arthritis, by changing the wrist anatomy and damaging...

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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?

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Ask Trevor CHT: Heat or cold?

Crystal asks:

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

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When to get help for hand or wrist pain

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When to get help for hand or wrist pain

How do you know when to seek help for hand or wrist pain? 

The simple answer is "it depends on how much it's getting in the way of living your life".

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