Given how much you rely on your wrists to perform many important hand movements, any problem in just one of them, whether caused by a disorder or an injury, can be incapacitating. Treatment for wrist conditions often starts with the conservative approach (e.g., medications, splinting, therapy, etc.). However, if symptoms persist after an extensive course
Health conditions that concern the hand tend to be due to lifestyle, genetics, or both. It is not fully known what causes Dupuytren’s contracture. You have probably seen advertisements of a retired football quarterback suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture – which implies that lifestyle or profession may be a contributing factor to developing this condition. What
We use our hands countless times throughout the day– whether it’s for lifting heavy items to making precise movements like buttoning up a shirt, our hands are built to handle a wide range of movements. Given the daily stresses that our hands go through, it is no surprise that injuries and wear-and-tear problems are a
Tendonitis, also sometimes known as tendinitis, is a condition which refers to inflammation of your tendons. It can occur on your shoulders, wrists, elbows, hips, knees, and heels. While the condition is common, those suffering from it often have many questions. How do you know if you have tendonitis? Are there non-invasive treatments for it?
An upper extremity surgeon is the best specialist to consult if you are experiencing problems with your shoulder. By now, you have probably realized just how much you rely on your hands and shoulders daily. Movements that are so small, such as turning a doorknob, holding utensils and feeding yourself using them, and buttoning your
Your shoulders have a wide range of motion and can let you move your arms in virtually any direction. However, their flexibility can increase the risk of instability and injury. So, when any part of the shoulder gets injured, we should make it a point to treat it efficiently and effectively. If your shoulder pain
If your doctor recommends hand surgery as the best treatment for you, then you may have some questions about what to expect from the procedure. Do not hesitate to ask questions, and be sure that the surgeon sufficiently addresses your concerns before the procedure. As a patient, you wouldn’t want any surprises after the surgery.
If you’re experiencing pain that is severe, doesn’t improve with rest, extends to your elbow, or has become persistent; bruising or swelling; tingling sensation; and/or limited range of motion in your hand, you should consider consulting a hand surgeon for appropriate intervention. A hand surgeon is essentially an orthopedic physician who specializes in the diagnoses,
Arthritis of the hands is usually due to either osteoarthritis, which is a common wear-and-tear condition, or rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Patients who have arthritis tend to experience hand pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness, and these symptoms often come and go. Treatment options focus on controlling these symptoms and mitigating damage
Weakness, numbness, and shooting pain that radiates from your hand area up your arm – and which can happen during the day but can also wake you from sleep – may be symptoms of a common issue with your hands called carpal tunnel syndrome. We all have heard of someone we know who suffers from