Archive for category: Hand and Wrist

Cell Phone Elbow

 Are you experiencing numbness and tingling from your elbow down to your small finger when using your cell phone for long periods of time?  If you are, you may have a condition called cell phone elbow, medically known as cubital tunnel syndrome.  This is the second most common nerve compression in the arm, after carpal […]

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iPhone – Friend or Foe?

Our iPhones are designed for continuous use—the smooth, gliding screen and instant response create the optimal scrolling experience. However, seemingly effortless and innocuous actions such as scrolling, typing, pressing, and holding the phone can turn detrimental if repeated constantly. Awkward hand placement and overuse can lead to repetitive strain injury (RSI), negatively affecting the wrist, […]

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Wrist Sprain

What Is A Wrist Sprain?  A sprain in the wrist is an injury to its ligaments, the bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to one another inside a joint.  The wrist contains many joints that link 15 separate bones. The ligaments that connect these bones can be torn by a twisting, bending or  sudden […]

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Wrist Arthroscopy

What is Arthroscopic Surgery? This type of procedure allows an orthopedic surgeon to visualize, diagnose, and treat any existing problems in a joint. An important tool known as the arthroscope, a miniscule telescope powered by a fiber optic light, facilitates the treatment of knee injuries, and has recently become beneficial in alleviating wrist conditions.   […]

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Pianists’ Injuries

Our hands are among the most ingenious conceptions. They are complex, paradoxical mechanisms of precision and delicacy, brute force and surliness, creation and destruction. The intricate design in our joints that creates the capacity to make things happen is extremely fragile. With one wrong movement, Beethoven could’ve easily been on a road to joint pain. […]

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Xiaflex Injection for Dupytren’s Contracture

dupytrens movie Dupytren’s Contractures are extremely common but can cause debilitating loss of function.  In the past extensive painful surgery has been needed to treat the condition but recently a new drug has been developed that can treat the condition with a simple injection and manipulation. Click on the movie link below to see the […]

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Taking Care of a Broken Wrist

TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF A BROKEN WRIST   Broken wrists are usually treated in either a cast or a brace.  Upon occasion, broken wrists are treated with surgery.  Either way, the following are some tips to help you to a speedy recovery.  1)      Elevation Keep your hand elevated.  That means that your wrist should […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. In effect, it is a pinched nerve at the wrist. Symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers. There is a space in the wrist called […]

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