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What to do when your hands hurt

Treat tendinitis, arthritis, trigger finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome to stay independent. Pain in your hands often starts out as something minor, but it can quickly change your life. "If you ignore the pain, it may become an injury that's more permanent and difficult to treat," says Linda Della Porta, an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Seek treatment as soon as possible, before hand pain keeps…

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