The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment
One of the subtler societal changes social media has effected is the way we see our own hands. The New York Times recently analyzed the way social media videos, starting with BuzzFeed’s cooking videos in 2012, have popularized the point-of-view style of filming in which hands are the only human feature represented. Since then, Facebook and Instagram (and every other video social media platform) have added thousands of these videos in which disembodied hands are seen cooking, crafting, drawing, building, shaping, painting, posing, pointing, and prestidigitating. Characterizing the hand as all-business, as projecting “a quiet seriousness of purpose,” this cinematic focus sets the hand up “as a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.”
Explosive data: fireworks injuries peak on the fourth of July, but are a risk to your hands all year long
This article shows fascinating statistics on fireworks injuries throughout the year. Exercise caution this Fourth of July and all year long to avoid unnecessary and often debilitating injuries.
Avocado “hand” is real and can turn your dream brunch into a nightmare. For information about the increasingly common hand injury that is in the news this week, including a video showing the CORRECT way to cut an avocado, click below.
Hand Inspired Paintings
Check out these incredible hand inspired paintings!
Lawn Mower Safety
Reviewing a few safety tips can help avoid lawnmower injuries, which can be devastating to the hand . . .
Why Knuckles Crack
Any hand specialist frequently gets the question about “popping my knuckles.” Here is the latest scientific study weighing in on this. Before checking it out, though what do you think? Good? Bad? Causes arthritis, or not?
3-D Printing Gives Improved Function
A wonderful gift of improved function and independence!
Experiments for Family Fun
Our hands can tell our story in so many ways! See how one family uses this fun experience to make a memory.
Our UK friends have this studio . . . but who’s to say you couldn’t experiment at home and make some hand-related fun.
Whether you are having terrible base-of-the-thumb pain, fingers that hurt and don’t want to do what you ask of them, or are having to learn from experience the truism that “working smarter not harder” is good for your hands: we hope that the following tips shared by this certified hand therapist will benefit you. Here are some “smart” tips.
Pass these tips along to a friend or loved one who may be having challengers with their hand(s)!