Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know that carpal tunnel syndrome affects 1 out of 20 people in the United States?  Carpal tunnel syndrome—or CTS—is a common condition of the wrist and hand that can affect the use of the whole arm. It can be painful, and if untreated or severe enough, could require surgery. At Desert Hand Therapy, […]

What Does It Mean If I’m Experiencing Thumb Pain?

Our thumbs make us very unique creatures. They move in a way that none of our other fingers do and give us the ability to grab and hold things.  But what happens when we have thumb pain? What Causes Thumb Pain? There are a variety of factors that could cause thumb pain. One of the more […]

Don’t Ignore Signs of Numbness in Hands

Are you experiencing feelings of numbness in your hands? Do you know what could be causing it? Sometimes symptoms such as tingling, discomfort, or numbness could be a sign that something bigger is going on under the surface. Regardless of the cause, the important thing is to not ignore numbness in hands (or any medical […]

How to Choose a Hand Specialist for Your Needs

If you’ve experienced some kind of hand injury or surgery, or anything of that nature, then you might be in need of a hand specialist. There are a few different medical professionals to be aware of as you start your journey to healing. And it’s important to find the right one for your particular needs! […]

Elbow Pain? Here’s What to Do About It

Elbow pain – it’s annoying, uncomfortable, and unfortunately present in so many daily movements. You go to stretch when you wake up in the morning and you experience that twinge. The pain might even stop you from doing the activities you love, such as playing with kids or grandkids, going golfing, or playing tennis. The […]

What to Expect When Facing Carpal Tunnel Surgery

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, depending on the severity, your doctor might recommend surgery. Surgery – it’s a scary word and you may not know exactly what it means for you. If you find yourself facing the option of carpal tunnel surgery, here are some things you can expect. What You Need to Know: […]

Wrist Pain: Common Ways to Treat Your Injured Wrist

Did you know that the wrist is not just one joint? Several small joints, where the bones of the forearm and hand meet, make up the wrist. If any one of these joints, bones, ligaments or tendons become injured, it can lead to wrist pain. And this pain can be recurring – wrist injuries are often due to […]

Desert Hand Therapy: Become Our Next Success Story

It’s official – you’ve injured your hand and need to find some relief. Where do you turn? Surgery can be expensive and require long periods of being “out of commission”. You might be in immense pain or unable to perform your usual daily activities. Hand therapy might be your best option. But how do you choose the […]

Tennis Elbow: You Don’t Have to Play Tennis to Get It

It’s safe to say that tennis elbow is not as fun as, well, playing tennis. It is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your elbow and the weirdest thing? You don’t have to be an athlete to experience it. However, if you’re feeling discomfort in your elbow and you’re not sure what’s up, here is […]

Trigger Finger: Here’s What You Can Do About It

Do you think you might be experiencing trigger finger? Are you not sure? Here we break down some facts about what this condition is, its causes, symptoms, and its potential treatments. This condition, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when inflammation narrows the space in the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the finger. This means that […]

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