Arthritis of the Hand

If you have arthritis it is very important for you to look after your joints, to avoid sprains and further injury, through applying joint protection, and to maintain range of motion and strength though daily exercises.  Here are a few useful links: Arthritis New Zealand Arthritis Research UK – Looking after your joints Arthritis Research UK has a lot …

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Splinting Arthritis of the Hand

Splints can be useful to help relieve pain and restore function. Often soft splints are the more appropriate option as they are less restrictive, especially when the base of the thumb is affected. Sometimes it can also be useful to use a wrist brace for shorter periods of time. The Otto Bock range have some …

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Play Dough Recipe

Making your own exercise play-dough is a very cost effective option. Here is an easy recipe I have used for years. 1 Cup salt 2 Cups of flour 4 Teaspoon cream of tartar 2 Table spoons cooking oil 2 Cups of water Mix all ingredients in a pot. Add colouring if you want some colour …

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Soft Thumb Supports

I am a big fan of the soft thumb supports. They are so versatile and I use them for a a lot of my patients. They are great for the spastic hands to help reduce tone of the thumb. By helping relax the thumb, the tone of the whole hand tends to reduce. It is …

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