Summer Ready Gardening: 6 Tips to Prevent Hand & Shoulder Injuries During Yard Maintenance

As summer approaches, many of us are eager to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and tending to our yards. However, with increased gardening and yard maintenance comes the risk of hand and shoulder injuries, especially if proper precautions aren’t taken. At Alaska Hand Rehabilitation, we understand the importance of protecting your hands and shoulders while keeping your outdoor space beautiful.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – What’s that?

Have you experienced severe pain while flexing your thumb and wrist? This pain could be what’s called De Quervain’s Tenonsynovitis. It sounds exotic but is a condition caused by a constriction or pinching of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb.

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Dry Needling

Benefits of Dry Needling in Treating Trigger Points

Dry needling is the insertion of sterile, fine monofilament needles into muscles, ligaments, tendons, near nerves, and scar tissue. There are many conditions and diagnoses that benefit from the treatment of dry needling. For this blog post, we will be focusing on the use of dry needling to treat myofascial trigger points.

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Comfortable Sleeping after Shoulder Surgery

4 Tips for Comfortable Sleeping after Shoulder Surgery

It is one of the most crucial activities of daily living (ADL). We all rely on sleep in order to recharge and revitalize our mind and body. Achieving at least 8 hours of quality sleep helps us to be ready for the challenges of the new day. However, a lack of sleep may have a tremendous impact on how we go about our day. In fact, poor sleep can negatively affect our attention, problem-solving skills, and overall cognitive function, leading to poor performance with even the simplest ADL’s. The following post will outline tips for comfortable sleeping after shoulder surgery.

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Musical Injury Prevention

Musical Injury Prevention Tips

Whether you are picking up a new instrument, returning to play after a hiatus or if you had an injury that has prevented you from playing, we have tips to help you play injury free.

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