Breaking detrimental oral habits in young kids

It's very common for babies and young children to have what dentists call "non-nutritive sucking" behaviors in which they regularly suck on a pacifier, thumb, finger(s) or other objects.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Nonsurgical treatment of thumb arthritis shows lasting benefits

Initial nonsurgical treatment, including the use of orthotics and exercise therapy, provides satisfactory long-term outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint (CMC-1 OA), with a low rate ...


Is your thumb pain de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

De Quervain's tenosynovitis (pronounced da-KWUHR-vanes teena-sine-ah-VITE-us) is a complicated name for a condition that's been referred to as "mother's thumb," "mommy wrist" and "gamer's thumb"—all associated with repetitive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What triggers trigger finger?

Your hands are mechanical marvels, with pulleys—in the form of tendons—flexing and extending to open and close your fist, and straighten and bend your fingers. Each tendon is wrapped in a sheath that holds it in place.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recognizing symptoms of Parkinson's disease

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Inflammation at IP thumb joint common in psoriatic arthritis

(HealthDay)—Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) more often have inflammation at the interphalangeal (IP) joint of the thumb compared to those with undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis (UIA), according to a study ...


Re-association of body parts using virtual reality

A multi-institutional research team reports that a re-association of the right thumb with a virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment; however, this re-association may be weaker ...

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