2012 in review

Monday, December 31, 2012 1 comment

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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Safety Shower and Eye Wash Guide

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

“Discover what you need to know about safety shower and eye wash Ansi z358.1 2009 Compliance !”
 

A Guide to avoid the legal and financial implications of not complying with
Ansi z358.1 2009 in relation to safety showers and eye wash units.

 
Guide includes a Checklist and Safety Survey as well as providing details on the requirements for Emergency Safety Shower and Eye Wash Stations.
What employers are required to provide in eye wash and safety shower stations

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Trigger finger surgery recovery time – What can you expect ?

Thursday, November 24, 2011 2 comments

During trigger finger surgery recovery time and, since the hand is a sensitive part of your body, you may have mild to severe pain after surgery.

However, your surgeon can prescribe pain relievers to make you feel more comfortable.

Your hand will be prevented from moving during your trigger finger surgery recovery. How long trigger finger surgery recovery time will take and how soon you can go back to your normal activities depends on the type and extent of surgery and, how fast you heal.

Your surgeon may recommend physical and occupational therapy under the direction of a trained

More trigger finger recovery time information here..

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Trigger finger in children usually involves the thumb

Thursday, November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Trigger finger in children refers to a difference in which the digit, almost exclusively the thumb, locks or catches when it’s flexed and extended.

Occasionally, parents will complain that their son or daughter cannot straighten out their finger or thumb.

The thumb is the involved finger most of the time with trigger finger in children. The parents may go on to say that they can straighten the finger out but they feel a small pop when they do so.

Trigger finger is a condition which is associated mostly with adults, but occasionally a child may be born with this condition. Often it

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Trigger Finger and Thumb Guide

Monday, November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

At Last ! An easy to follow guide to trigger finger and thumb…

“You don’t have to suffer
from severe trigger finger or thumb pain!”
 

Do any of these problems apply to you ?….

* When you try to straighten your finger, does it lock or catch before popping out straight causing you pain?

* Is the pain more pronounced in the morning, when firmly grasping an object or when straightening your finger?

* Do you have tenderness or a bump (nodule) at the base of the affected finger?

* Is your finger locked in a bent position, which you are unable to

Read more about the trigger finger and thumb guide here …

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Trigger thumb can be diagnosed by your doctor

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Trigger thumb is a painful condition that cause the thumb to catch or “lock” most often in a bent position.

The problem often stems from inflammation of the tendons located within a protective covering called the tendon sheath.

A doctor can usually diagnose the problem from a description of the symptoms and by examining the thumb. X-rays or other tests are not usually needed.
Trigger thumb symptoms
One of the first trigger thumb symptoms may be soreness at the base of the thumb.The most common symptom is a painful clicking or snapping when attempting to flex or extend the affected

Read more about trigger thumb and how it can be diagnosed by your doctor HERE …

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Trigger finger injection can be very effective !

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

An available treatment includes a local trigger finger injection with corticosteroids.

Is a corticosteroid trigger finger injection an effective treatment for trigger finger ?

An injection of a steroid medication, such as cortisone, near or into the tendon sheath also can be used to reduce inflammation of the sheath. It is important to note that this treatment can be most effective if given soon after trigger finger signs and symptoms begin.

Trigger finger injections can be repeated if necessary, though repeated injections may not be as effective as the initial injection. Steroid

Read more about a trigger finger injection HERE …

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