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What is Regenerative Medicine and How Can it Help Your Hand Injury?

Posted on February 29, 2016

Fans of famous sports teams like the New York Yankees or Los Angeles Lakers may be familiar with the use of stem cells and other regenerative medicine treatments to treat chronic orthopedic problems and sports injuries that might otherwise threaten the careers of some of their favorite professional athletes. In recent years, regenerative medicine has… Read more

Am I Developing Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Posted on February 26, 2016

Have you noticed that your hands are not quite working as well as they normally do? Have certain tasks become more difficult and it feels like your hands and fingers are just not cooperating? You may be beginning to feel the symptoms of a progressive disease known as Dupuytren’s contracture. This painful condition can become… Read more

Temporary Hand Pain or Arthritis? What You Need to Know

Posted on February 24, 2016

With millions of people spending more and more time sitting at desks and typing on laptops, tablets, and smartphone keyboards, some degree of hand pain or stiffness in the fingers and wrists from time to time is normal.  However, if pain and stiffness persist over time, and are accompanied by swelling and problems with flexibility… Read more

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted on February 22, 2016

In the 2011 blockbuster hit movie “Bridesmaids,” comedian Melissa McCarthy’s character Megan famously rampaged through the film wearing the familiar glove worn to ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It was a hilarious performance that put the talented actress at the top of the comedy throne. But for the millions of Americans, overwhelmingly women,… Read more

Tips For Avoiding Hand Injuries Over the Holiday Season

Posted on February 19, 2016

The busy holiday season is usually filled with a whirlwind of dinners, parties, gift exchanging, and celebrating with friends, family, and co-workers. While most people are enjoying the extra time spent with loved ones, festivities can be ruined by painful accidents in the kitchen or around the dinner table. According to the University of Arizona… Read more

Tips to Avoid the Most Common Musician Hand Injuries

Posted on November 20, 2015

Whether sounding out sublime piano concertos by Rachmaninoff, or riffing on an electric guitar Jimi Hendrix-style, the time and effort musicians put into perfecting their craft can make them especially susceptible to repetitive strain injuries of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Musician hand injuries can range in severity from mild pain, numbness, and discomfort while… Read more

5 Facts About Trigger Finger

Posted on November 2, 2015

Though it may not be as well known or widely discussed as carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (more commonly referred to as trigger finger) is one of the most common repetitive motion and strain related hand injuries. Symptoms range from pain to mobility problems, and in some cases, patients may be unable to extend or fully… Read more

Finally Find Relief from Painful Neuroma

Posted on October 27, 2015

Like almost all forms of masses and tumors that develop on the hands, neuromas are benign (non-cancerous) growths. They result from excess scar tissue following a nerve injury, and consist of nerve cells. Most neuromas occur in close proximity to a joint, and can be very painful and potentially compromise movement and range of motion…. Read more

What are Giant Cell Tumors?

Posted on October 27, 2015

Giant cell tumors of the hands (also known as giant-cell synovioma and localized nodular tenosynovitis) are benign (non-cancerous) soft tissue growths that typically develop in the tendon sheath of the fingers, hands, and wrists. While anyone can technically develop a giant cell tumor in the fingers or wrists, they tend to be most common in… Read more

Do You Have Fibroid Tumors? We Can Help!

Posted on October 27, 2015

Fibromas (also known as fibroids or fibroid tumors) are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up mostly of connective tissue. There are several different types of fibroid tumors that can occur throughout different parts of the body, depending on the origin of the connective tissue that makes up the tumor. Fibromas and most of the tumors that… Read more

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