You use your thumbs for everything, so doesn’t it makes sense to give them specialized care? These complex digits provide you with powerful grip and exceptional dexterity that would otherwise be impossible. Can you imagine not being able to use your thumbs the way you do now? For some who suffer from osteoarthritis of the […]Continue reading
Does Your Job Make You Prone to Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is an irritating, potentially very painful condition in which any finger or thumb of the hand becomes momentarily “stuck,” or causes a sudden “popping” sensation when you attempt to fully straighten it. But what causes a trigger finger? Is it a hereditary condition passed down from parents to children? Or, is it […]Continue reading
¡Proteja a Sus Hijos de la Fractura Más Común Del Verano!
Ha llegado el momento tan esperado para los pequeños de la casa: ¡las vacaciones de verano! Esa temporada en la que los niños pueden correr, brincar, y…lastimarse. Es verdad que los problemas de salud que tienen que ver con manos y muñecas generalmente se presentan en adultos y personas de la tercera edad, pero aun […]Continue reading
Keep Your Kids’ Hands Safe This Summer!
School is finally winding down for summer vacation! Kids have an entire summer to run and jump, and…injure themselves. While it is true that hand and wrist conditions are most prevalent in adults, there are several risk factors for children and teens that contribute to hand injuries. Hand injuries in adolescents, if not properly cared […]Continue reading
Ganglion Cysts: Should You Be Worried?
What is that hard little bump on your wrist? You may have noticed it before, but it doesn’t hurt, so you ignore it and get on with your life. A few months later you notice it seems a little bigger. It may have begun to cause you hand pain or wrist pain from time to time. That […]Continue reading
Tennis Elbow: Not Just A Problem For Athletes
You don’t have to be a tennis pro—or even play tennis—to develop this condition. This painful condition is commonly known as “Tennis Elbow,” because the repeated swinging motions in tennis (or any similar racquet sport) put great stress on arm muscles and tendons. You might be living with Tennis Elbow if… You have consistent pain […]Continue reading
Migraines: Carpal Tunnel of the Head?
Carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches are two chronic conditions that debilitate individuals with crippling hand pain and head pain, disrupting day-to-day life. A migraine is a throbbing, pulsating, concentrated sensation of pain in the head. Migraines can last for days, bringing nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. New research has uncovered a […]Continue reading
The Top 6 Scleroderma-Related Conditions to Watch Out For
Hand surgeon Dr. Mark Khorsandi, an esteemed board member of the Scleroderma Foundation’s Blue Bonnet chapter, recently spoke at the foundation’s 20th anniversary event in Houston. In his speech he addressed several scleroderma-related issues that can develop in scleroderma patients. Dr. Khorsandi spoke about these conditions and treatment options. Scleroderma-related complications include the following: CALCINOSIS: Calcinosis is […]Continue reading
That Lump On The Back Of Your Hand Might Be Carpal Bossing
Carpal bossing can affect anyone, but is it well known as one of the most debilitating hand-related boxing injuries. Carpal bossing is a condition in which a hard, bony lump appears on the back of the hand or wrist, right where the long hand bones and the small wrist bones meet. Carpal bossing occurs when […]Continue reading
Children Can Suffer From Arthritis Too!
While it is not commonly known, children and teens can suffer from arthritis, too. The term Juvenile Arthritis (JA) refers to many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can affect certain joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues of the body, and limit or impede physical movement. Juvenile Arthritis develops in children 16 or younger. […]Continue reading