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Most Common Lumps and Masses on the Wrists and Hands

Posted on May 25, 2016

Finding an unexplained growth or mass anywhere on the body can be alarming, leading to worry and anxiety until a definitive diagnosis is made and any serious health risks are officially ruled out. While the majority of lumps and masses that develop on the fingers, wrists, and hands typically turn out to be benign (non-cancerous),… Read more

Arthritis or Stenosing Tenosynovitis? Your Thumb Pain Explained

Posted on May 23, 2016

Stenosing tenosynovitis (more commonly known as “trigger thumb”) is a painful condition that results when inflammation causes the tunnel (sheath) that surrounds the tendon in the thumb to narrow and harden. Trigger thumbs causes the thumb to lock in the bent position, followed by a snap back into the straight position, like the motion of a trigger. Severe… Read more

Different Hand Injuries and Tips to Accelerate Healing

Posted on April 18, 2016

The human hand and wrist collectively have 27 bones and a number of nerves. As our hands are one of the busiest organs of the body, it is not uncommon for this organ to bear a lot of pressure, which can contribute to damaged bones and compressed nerves. Some of the most common hand ailments… Read more

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 regenerative 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

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