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Breaking Health News on Painful Fingers and Hands

Debra Murray

People who suffer from thumb arthritis may be treated using a variety of methods. As the condition worsens, it may become increasingly difficult to manage the condition using conventional means. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required to treat the problem. New research shows that thumb arthritis is becoming increasingly more common among baby boomers.    Women More at Risk for Thumb Arthritis  Arthritis affects 27 million Americans in the United States. An estimated 8 percent of the population suffers from thumb arthritis, the second most common form of arthritis affecting the hand. In women, 50 percent of the population...

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Breaking Health News on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Debra Murray

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) primarily affects people who work with their hands frequently. Though it can affect any person within any age group and demographic, CTS primarily affects middle-aged people. The reason for that is because the body's natural immune system has already weakened, making it harder for a person's body to fight inflammation and any deviation from normal body function, which is the case with CTS.     What causes CTS? Many things can cause CTS. However, recent research studies found that it was hard to directly pinpoint physical causes of CTS due to lack of pure evidence. Nevertheless, when everything is simplified,...

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