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Ganglion Cysts: Unraveling the Mystery, Identifying Symptoms, and Exploring Treatment Options

Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous, fluid-filled lumps commonly developing on the hand and wrist, specifically around the joints and tendons. Although ganglion cysts can form on any joint in the body, they are most frequently found on the back of the wrist, the base of the fingers, or the palm. The [...]

September 26th, 2023|Ganglions & Masses, General Blog|

Dealing with Trigger Finger: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a common hand condition characterized by the locking or catching of a finger or thumb in a bent position. This condition occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the tendon sheath surrounding the affected finger, causing the tendon to catch and release [...]

September 18th, 2023|General Blog, Trigger Finger|

Addressing Trigger Finger: Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Treatment Strategies

Trigger finger, medically known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a painful and potentially debilitating condition affecting the tendons in the hand. It occurs when the tendons responsible for bending the fingers become irritated, causing the affected finger to become locked in a bent position. If left untreated, trigger finger may progress [...]

September 11th, 2023|General Blog, Trigger Finger|

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common, often painful, condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the wrist's carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or pinched. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist made up of ligaments and bones that houses [...]

September 5th, 2023|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Blog|

Comprehensive Guide to Hand and Wrist Sprains and Fractures: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

A sprain or fracture in the hand or wrist can greatly impact one's daily life, making even mundane activities difficult to perform. These injuries are common occurrences that can result from a fall, sudden hit, or abnormal twist. At North Florida Hand and Wrist Center, Dr. Richard D. Curtis and [...]

August 30th, 2023|General Blog, Hand & Wrist Infections|

Hand and Wrist Infection Management: Recognizing and Treating Serious Complications

Hand and wrist infections are conditions that can severely impact one's daily life and overall health. Infections can manifest in various forms, from superficial skin infections such as cellulitis to more serious conditions like septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, or pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. Timely diagnosis and proper treatment are imperative to avoid [...]

August 22nd, 2023|Hand & Wrist Infections, General Blog|
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