This condition is caused by the swelling of the thumb tendons that pass through a tunnel located on the thumb side of the wrist. When these tendons swell, they can no longer slide through the tunnel as easily, which results in increased friction and pain with certain movements. De Quervain’s Tendonitis is a condition that […]Continue reading
How To Chop Vegetables Without Damaging Your Hands
Have you ever watched those cooking shows where people chop all kinds of vegetables and fruits at what seems to be the speed of light? Well, all of those people had to practice a lot to get to where they are now but you can be sure that they started by knowing the basic rules […]Continue reading
4 Things You Need to Know About Thumb Arthritis
1. What is it? Arthritis in itself is a condition that irritates or destroys one or more of your joints. A joint is a structure where two bones connect. There are several types of arthritis, but the one that most often affects the thumb joint is called: osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the natural wear […]Continue reading
Texas Speaker of the House meets with physicians
Pictured: Dr. Mark Khorsandi, Bob Helms CEO of Victory Medical Center, Joe Strauss, Speaker of the House, and Becky Ames, Mayor of Beaumont, TX November 3, 2014. On the eve of the election, Speaker of the House Joe Strauss met with Dr. Khorsandi, and other physicians in San Antonio, Texas. The speaker of […]Continue reading
Riding a motorcycle and having hand pain…They don’t have to go together!
Hand surgeons often see motorcyclists for a variety of conditions. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Tennis Elbow, and Thumb Arthritis are some of the most common problems bike riders experience. The good news is that most of these conditions can be prevented or treated effectively. Part of the joy of riding a […]Continue reading
Can using a cellphone cause hand pain?
Using a small hand held device such as a cell phone in not dangerous on your hands. There is no research to show that radiation or heat from a cell phone is harmful to the hands. However, there are three things that you can practice to ensure that your hands stay healthy: 1. Most people […]Continue reading
What Is a Trigger Finger?
When a person suffers from the condition called trigger finger they might feel a pop as they try to straighten one or more fingers. After the pop, their finger will suddenly shoot straight out. Pain and tenderness may occur when trying to move the finger. Any finger can become a trigger finger and there are […]Continue reading
5 Ways to Avoid Knitting Hand Pain
Most avid knitters have experienced pain or discomfort in their hands after or during a long session of knitting, especially if they have neglected to take any breaks. While we recommend that you always visit a physician if you are suffering from any type of hand/arm pain so you can be properly diagnosed and treated, we […]Continue reading
How to Treat Dupuytren’s Contracture
What is Dupuytren’s Contracture? Dupuytren’s Contracture is the name of a condition in which the tissue underneath the skin of the palm and fingers thickens and tightens to the point where the fingers involuntarily curl. This condition spreads slowly. It usually originates in the palm and spreads into the fingers like a vine. Symptoms of […]Continue reading
How to Care for Gardener’s Hands
Gardening is a great hobby—fun for you, and good for the environment. There is only one downside: gardening can do some real damage to your hands. If left unprotected and uncared for, your hands can start showing cracks, embedded dirt, calluses, splitting nails, and dry skin, which can make shaking hands with people a little […]Continue reading