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How to Recognize the Symptoms of Trigger Finger

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a common condition that we see in our patients here at the Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas. Trigger finger can occur in any finger or thumb, and makes it difficult to straighten the fingers—and, consequently, makes it difficult to perform simple, everyday tasks. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for trigger finger. … Learn More

How to Protect Hands While Gardening

How to Protect Hands While Gardening

Spring in Texas this year begins on March 20th, 2017. Warmer weather means more time to spend in your garden growing your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers! If gardening is one of your hobbies, or if it’s an activity you’ve considered getting into, it’s important to always protect your hands. The elements, the use of gardening tools, and the repetitive nature of gardening can have a significant impact on your hands.… Learn More

Secrets for a Beautiful At-Home Manicure

Secrets for a Beautiful At-Home Manicure

Yesterday, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. We’re grateful for the women that make our lives better, brighter, and more inspired. Women often seem to have a lot on their plates—between working the 9–5 grind, chauffeuring children to school, and making delicious dinners for the family, treating themselves can sometimes take a backseat. So, women around the world, enjoy a little me-time today.… Learn More

Top 4 Strengthening Exercises for Your Wrists

Top 4 Strengthening Exercises for Your Wrists

March is National Athletic Training Month. Spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, their 2017 slogan is “Your protection is our priority.” At the Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas, we share these sentiments as the protection of your hands are our number one priority. After all, they are your most valuable tools! Strengthening your wrists is a great way to prevent potential issues down the road, whether you have ever suffered a wrist injury or not.… Learn More

How to Shake Hands like a Leader

How to Shake Hands like a Leader

 

Have you ever wondered, “What is the secret to success?” Thinking of the world’s greatest leaders, we determined that each has one thing in common: they have mastered a proper, professional handshake. No matter the background, age, or gender of a leader, a handshake is a key component of a good first impression, and consequently, of success. … Learn More

Hand-Knitted Gloves Are a Gift from the Heart

Hand-Knitted Gloves Are a Gift from the Heart

 

Think back to the best gift you’ve ever received. Chances are, it was probably something heartfelt and thoughtful—possibly even something homemade. This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and a great way to show someone you care is by giving them a special gift made with love. … Learn More

What Your Significant Other Really Wants for Valentine’s Day

What Your Significant Other Really Wants for Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day is just five short days away! If alarm bells are sounding in your head because you forgot to get your significant other a gift, we’ve got you covered. Ditch the cheesy card and the cliché teddy bear. Give your special someone a gift he or she will love and use everyday—a gift basket filled with hand-pampering items.… Learn More

Simple Exercises to Promote Strong Hands

Simple Exercises to Promote Strong Hands

 

We’re so excited that the Big Game is happening right here in Houston this weekend! As the two teams prepare to play, they’ll be sure to get plenty of rest, eat a nutritious meal beforehand, stay hydrated, and stretch out their muscles—including those in their hands.

Hands play a major role in our daily lives. We use them to cook a delicious dinner, to type up a quick text to a friend, and to play a game of pickup football.… Learn More

4 Useful Tools for the Busy Office Worker

4 Useful Tools for the Busy Office Worker

 

If you have a busy schedule, it can be easy to overlook pain you’re experiencing in your hands and wrists hoping that it will go away over time. However, idling on a minor issue today can lead to a significant one down the road. For all the busy office bees out there, we have four tools you can use at your desk throughout the day to prevent and alleviate pain in the hands and wrists.… Learn More

Prevent a Serious Injury With These Weightlifting Tips

Prevent a Serious Injury With These Weightlifting Tips

 

Is exercising one of your New Year’s resolutions? Year after year, working out is at the top of a lot of people’s lists. Especially if weight training will be a focus, it is paramount that you follow proper technique. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced lifter, our tips will help you achieve your goals and reduce the risk of injury.… Learn More