Onychophagia, or the act of frequent and compulsive nail biting, is a widespread problem affecting nearly one in three people. Children, adolescents and young adults can be affected, the incidence being higher in subjects aged 35 to 49 years. School-aged children would be affected by the most severe forms of the disorder
The inconveniences associated with gardening are few. Beyond the well-being and the joys that this popular activity can bring, spending a lot of time moving the earth and handling plants and fertilizers can however be disastrous for the hands. Repeated rubbing and cleaning can damage and weaken the skin, exposing it more easily to bacteria, allergens and other irritants.
Are you a new mom and spending a lot of time with your offspring in your arms? Carrying a child for repeated long periods can cause strain and pain in the wrists and hands. What appears as a temporary discomfort can sometimes develop into a more serious condition: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, also called “mommy thumb” or young mother’s tendonitis.