Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center Joins HOPCo in Partnership with Premier Orthopaedics

New Partnership Creates One of the Largest Integrated MSK Platforms in Pennsylvania and the US

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, one of the largest and most recognized hand and upper extremity focused musculoskeletal (MSK) practices in the country, has announced that they have become part of HOPCo’s Northeast-based musculoskeletal practice management platform and will partner with Premier Orthopaedics, one of the largest MSK practices in the region.

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The Most Common Hand Injuries & How to Avoid Them

Our hands are one of the most versatile and valuable body parts. They’re used all the time, from cutting fruit to working on your car, and even as you scroll through this blog! If you’ve ever had a hand injury, you know that even the slightest bit of discomfort can impact your ability to perform any activity, so it’s good to know how to avoid hand issues. With expert advice from our center for hand and physical therapy, here are some of the most common hand injuries, how they impact your life, and how best to avoid them.  Read more “The Most Common Hand Injuries & How to Avoid Them”

Why Does My Elbow Hurt? Top Causes of Elbow Pain

Did you extend your arm recently to catch a closing door before it shut all the way, only to have a shooting pain jolt your elbow? Or did you try to pick up your grandchild and feel debilitating pain wrap around your elbow? No matter what you were doing when you experienced elbow pain, your first thought was likely, “Why is my elbow hurting so bad?” Read more “Why Does My Elbow Hurt? Top Causes of Elbow Pain”

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What Happens if Tendonitis Goes Untreated?

Managing your tendonitis can be frustrating — one day, your joints are just mildly uncomfortable, and the next, the pain is slightly worse. You may be tempted to brush this phenomenon off as the healing process. However, it’s important to note that tendonitis will not heal without the proper treatment. If you fail to treat your tendonitis, you could develop a more severe condition that limits your mobility and requires surgery to recover. Keep reading to find out how leaving your tendonitis untreated can lead to more issues.

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Trigger Finger: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

No matter what you do for a living, chances are that your hands are essential to your job. From busy contractors to food service professionals to office workers, most people use their hands all day, every day. And because you rely so much on your hands, if you’ve ever experienced any medical conditions causing hand pain, you know that hand pain can range from anywhere to distracting to debilitating.

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What Is Mommy’s Wrist, and How Can It Be Treated?

As a new mother, you expected to be a bit sleep-deprived and sore in those first few weeks, but you never imagined that your wrists would start hurting. Why is this happening, and is there anything you can do to lessen the pain you feel in your thumb and wrist? You’re experiencing Mommy’s Wrist (or Mommy Thumb, as it is sometimes called), which is a condition mothers develop from repetitive awkward movements involved with picking up, holding, and nursing an infant.

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Wrist Pain: Is it Tendonitis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

You rely on your hands to accomplish your tasks throughout the day. If you have wrist pain, you may struggle to focus on or complete the things you need to do. Shooting pain or tingling sensations in your fingers, hands, and wrists can be frustrating and scary. You may be wondering what is going on and if your wrist pain is caused by tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

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