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Regenerative Medicine

Posted on August 12, 2019

How Regenerative Medicine Can Help You Heal After Your Sports Injury The human body really is an amazing machine. As a double-board certified hand surgeon, I’ve seen what accidents, injuries, and illnesses can do, but I’ve also witnessed how our bodies can use their own healing abilities to recover from them. Case in point, regenerative… Read more

Trigger Finger

Posted on July 8, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Trigger Finger Trigger finger may sound like it’s something that happens to cowboys or police officers, but it’s actually pretty common. Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis in medical terms, is a condition that causes one or more of your fingers to get stuck in a bent position (as if… Read more

When Is It Time for Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Posted on May 29, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that affects the wrist, hand, and arm. It occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes pinched. This major nerve is responsible for providing muscle function and sensation to the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include tingling and pain in the thumb and first three… Read more

Get Smart With Your SmartPhone

Posted on November 27, 2017

If you’re texting, calling, emailing, reading the news, plus playing games, swiping left and right on romantic possibilities, taking photos, ordering dinner, and using apps that run your life from your SmartPhone, you might be getting sorwho e. No, not just from the annoying News and Calendar Alerts that flit across the screen. The tendons… Read more

Don’t Get “Ganked” By Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

Posted on October 23, 2017

Whether you’re a gamer killing enemies with your mouse or a full-time office worker, you spend hours at your computer on a daily basis. But repetitive motions can permanently injure your wrist, hand, thumb, and fingers. If you don’t pay attention to the first tell-tale symptoms, you may end up with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS),… Read more

Debunking Myths About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on October 19, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an extremely painful and debilitating condition in which the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm through a canal called the carpal tunnel in the wrist is compressed. The carpal tunnel is a hollow, bony tube that connects the wrist to the hand and encases not just… Read more

Can Texting Lead to Hand Tendinitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on October 9, 2017

It sounds like something a frustrated parent would say to a teen: “Stop texting or you’ll break your thumbs!” But there could be a kernel of truth in that admonition. A new study from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, published in the June 2017 issue of the journal Muscle & Nerve, suggests that overuse (more… Read more

Common Causes of Hand Pain

Posted on October 5, 2017

Most of the time, we take our hands for granted. They perform tasks for us from the moment we awaken ’til we’re ready for bed and we rarely even notice them. Until they hurt. Maybe it’s a shooting pain in your wrist. Or your thumb or index finger have locked up. Or you perform a… Read more

Which Jobs and Activities Increase Your Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Posted on August 29, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome. Everyone’s heard of it and – if you use your hands in repetitive tasks — you may be afraid of developing it yourself. But what, exactly, is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Who’s at risk for it? Are there certain professions that are more prone to CTS? What can you do to prevent… Read more

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