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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 size and shape of these [...]

2023-09-26T20:33:22-04:00September 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 with a "triggering" sensation. Trigger [...]

2023-09-18T23:54:13-04:00September 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 and significantly hinder the patient's [...]

2023-09-11T22:37:48-04:00September 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 the median nerve responsible for [...]

2023-09-05T21:24:26-04:00September 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 Dr. Jose Baez specialize in [...]

2023-08-30T19:38:58-04:00August 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 potential complications and long-term consequences. [...]

2023-08-22T23:32:59-04:00August 22nd, 2023|Hand & Wrist Infections, General Blog|

Understanding Trigger Finger: Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Treatment Options

Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is a common and often painful condition that affects hand functionality and overall quality of life. The condition occurs when the tendon sheath, which houses the tendons responsible for finger and thumb movements, becomes inflamed or irritated. This irritation leads to a narrowing of the tendon sheath, ultimately causing the [...]

2023-08-15T23:52:36-04:00August 15th, 2023|General Blog, Trigger Finger|

Defeating Tendinitis in the Hand and Wrist: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Tendinitis, the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, is a common source of hand and wrist pain, affecting individuals across various age groups and occupations. The condition often results from repetitive movements, overuse, or strain, causing discomfort and hindering daily tasks.  In this comprehensive guide, we examine the causes, symptoms, and treatment strategies for tendinitis [...]

What You Need to Know About the Causes of Arthritis in Hands and Wrists

Arthritis is a broad term used to describe inflammation of the joints, often accompanied by joint pain and stiffness. With over a hundred different types of arthritis, this condition can affect anyone, at any age. However, arthritis in the hands and wrists can have a particularly harrowing impact, affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks [...]

2023-08-01T19:14:46-04:00August 1st, 2023|General Blog|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Hand Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and wrist, impacting your daily activities and overall quality of life. At North Florida Hand and Wrist, expert hand and wrist surgeons Dr. Richard D. Curtis and Dr. Jose Baez are committed to providing patients with the highest level [...]

2023-07-26T15:55:56-04:00July 26th, 2023|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Blog|
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