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Dupuytren’s Contracture: Unraveling the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Dupuytren's contracture is a progressive hand deformity characterized by thickening and tightening of the connective tissue, or fascia, that lies just beneath the skin of the palm. This fibrous tissue eventually forms nodules, cords, and tight bands, causing the fingers, primarily the ring and little fingers, to bend into the palm. The bent fingers may [...]

2024-02-21T17:48:29-05:00February 21st, 2024|Dupuytren’s Contracture|

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Causes, Symptoms & Advanced Treatment Options

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, causing inflammation and irritation to the tendon sheath. This condition can result in pain and discomfort, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks that involve grasping or pinching. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is more common among women, particularly new [...]

2024-02-14T18:27:42-05:00February 14th, 2024|De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, General Blog|

Combatting Thumb Arthritis: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Thumb arthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, is a common form of arthritis affecting the joint at the base of the thumb. This joint, responsible for the thumb's high level of mobility and dexterity, is particularly susceptible to arthritis due to its unique anatomical structure and the stress it [...]

2024-02-07T19:51:29-05:00February 7th, 2024|General Blog, Thumb Arthritis|

What You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a progressive and potentially debilitating condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Triggered by repetitive strain to the median nerve within the wrist's carpal tunnel, this condition can lead to severe pain, numbness, and even functional impairment of the hand.  Despite its prevalence, CTS often goes undetected until it has [...]

2024-01-31T13:44:06-05:00January 31st, 2024|General Blog, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Trigger Finger: Understanding the Condition, Causes, and Cutting-Edge Treatment Options

Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is a prevalent hand condition that affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds, causing discomfort, reduced dexterity, and impeded movement in affected fingers. This condition occurs when the protective sheath surrounding the tendons in the fingers becomes inflamed or narrowed, leading to difficulty in tendon movement and potentially causing the [...]

2024-01-24T10:23:44-05:00January 24th, 2024|General Blog, Trigger Finger|

Wrist Arthroscopy: Exploring the Benefits and Applications of Minimally Invasive Wrist Surgery

Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows hand and wrist surgeons to both diagnose and treat a wide range of wrist conditions. Employing small incisions and specialized instruments, this innovative procedure grants the surgeon unparalleled precision, visual clarity, and access to the wrist joint. As a result, patients often experience reduced pain, [...]

2024-01-16T23:53:58-05:00January 16th, 2024|General Blog, Hand & Wrist Infections|

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Unveiling Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Treatment Options

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, causing painful inflammation of the tendons and the sheath surrounding them. The condition results from irritation or constriction of the tendons, leading to difficulties in performing everyday tasks involving wrist and thumb movements. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is [...]

2024-01-09T22:48:55-05:00January 9th, 2024|General Blog, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis|

Understanding Hand and Wrist Arthritis: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Arthritis, a common medical condition that causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness, can manifest in various forms and impact numerous joints throughout the body, including those in the hand and wrist. Due to the essential role these joints play in our everyday lives, arthritis in the hand and wrist can significantly impact a person's ability [...]

2024-01-04T04:25:18-05:00January 4th, 2024|Arthritis of the Hand & Wrist|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Demystifying Causes, Symptoms, and Comprehensive Treatment Approaches

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common hand and wrist condition characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand due to pressure on the median nerve. The median nerve runs from the forearm through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway in the wrist, and into the hand. Surrounding the median nerve are nine tendons responsible [...]

2023-12-26T21:13:56-05:00December 26th, 2023|General Blog, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Demystifying Causes, Identifying Symptoms, and Examining Treatment Options

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common nerve disorder that affects the hand and wrist, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. The condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand through a narrow passage called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or constricted due [...]

2023-12-19T22:14:35-05:00December 19th, 2023|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
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