The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

October 30, 2017
Hand Specialist East Tennessee

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.”

Read NY Times article about representation of hands

Explosive data: fireworks injuries peak on the fourth of July, but are a risk to your hands all year long

July 5, 2017

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.

Explosive data: See how fireworks injuries skyrocket on the Fourth of July

Avocado Hand

May 16, 2017
Avocado sliced without injury - Trinity Hand Specialists

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 Injuries Related to Cutting Avocado Are on the Rise – Here’s How to Do it Right!

Hand Inspired Paintings

May 28, 2015
Paradise Fish

Check out these incredible hand inspired paintings!

Guido Daniele Shows Off His Incredible Hand-Painting Animal Art in Photos

Lawn Mower Safety

April 27, 2015

Reviewing a few safety tips can help avoid lawnmower injuries, which can be devastating to the hand . . .

Lawn Mower Safety

Why Knuckles Crack

April 16, 2015

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?

Why Knuckles Crack

3-D Printing Gives Improved Function

April 1, 2015

A wonderful gift of improved function and independence!

Girl Gets New Hand Thanks To 3-D Printing Technology

Experiments for Family Fun

March 30, 2015
Family Hand Casting

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.

Family Casting Behind the Scenes

“Smart” Tips

February 24, 2015

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)!

Cooking with Ease