mallet finger, baseball finger

Mallet Finger AKA Baseball Finger

A mallet finger is an injury that happens after forceful bending of the joint nearest the fingernail, such as when an object strikes the end of the finger.  This results in tearing or overstretching of the tendon that straightens the finger. Occasionally, a small piece of bone breaks off as well; this is called an…

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Midweek Dinner Done Right!

Between school, sports, work and trying to fit in some very important down time, preparing a healthy weeknight dinner can be a challenge. Not anymore! Include this delicious Baked Salmon with Avocado-Dill Yogurt in the weekly rotation and everyone will be happy. Low in fat, high in protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids adds…

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Options for Pain Management

Pain is a symptom of a larger medical issue. The sensation of pain is generated by the brain when it perceives a threat to a person’s well-being. Pain is an individual experience, one we all respond to differently, both physically and emotionally. Because of these varied responses, the pain we experience may not always accurately…

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Video: Strengthening Exercises for Hikers

It’s time to get outside and enjoy some exercise in the sun! Because of our beautiful landscape, a very popular activity in the Pacific Northwest is hiking. Within Portland and the surrounding areas there are hundreds of trails which offer a fun getaway for hikers of all skill levels. To help ensure you are safe…

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Rapid Recovery at Gresham SportsCare

Gresham SportsCare is the proud owner of the NormaTec Dynamic Compression Therapy System! NormaTec uses pulsed massage to mobilize fluid out of the extremities through a specific zone-by-zone pattern. By enhancing the transport of fluid out of your limbs after exercise or rehabilitation, you allow a better, quicker recovery between sessions. Rather than using static…

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Staff Continuing Education

At SportsCare and Armworks we believe it is important to continually advance our education and skills so we can provide our patients with the best treatment currently available. Below are some of the courses our staff has recently taken. They bring new, exciting ideas back to their respected clinics and are now implementing them for…

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Happy Memorial Day

SportsCare and Armworks would like to share a special THANK YOU to all our war heroes who courageously gave their lives while serving the United States of America. We would like to extend that appreciation to the friends and families who have lost a loved one and those who generously sacrifice time with their loved…

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Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

SportsCare and Armworks have teamed up with Melissa Purington, a Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist from the Oregon College of Medicine. Supplementing well with physical and hand therapy treatments, acupuncture and massage provide additional benefits for a quick, responsive recovery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our Gresham office (503.491.1666) or…

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Video: Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic mobility is important for many things, including: proper posture, efficient upper limb movement, and safely rotating the trunk without straining the low back. Watch this video then attempt these simple exercises if you are suffering from poor upper back (thoracic) mobility.

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Scar Massage Following Hand Surgery

Massage is an integral part of proper healing and scar formation following hand surgery. Tissue adhesion or thick scarring at the surgery site may cause complications such as limited range of motion or loss of sensitivity. Read this short article for more information on the benefits of massage. Talk with your certified hand therapist to…

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