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I work with my hands, and they start to ache before my shift is over. What can be done to help?

How to recognize symptoms before permanent damage occurs... Anyone who has ever worked at a job with repetitive hand motions, grasping, awkward hand positioning, gripping, vibration, or stress can tell you about the toll it takes on their upper extremities - specifically their hands, wrist, elbows and shoulders. Most people who work in these positions rely [...]

I work with my hands, and they start to ache before my shift is over. What can be done to help?2018-05-04T20:20:34+00:00

Hand and Wrist Numbness at Night

Do you ever have to “wake” your hand and wrist up at night because it feels numb and tingly? This could be a result of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist or a condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This condition is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the hand. If [...]

Hand and Wrist Numbness at Night2018-05-04T18:50:19+00:00

Cross fit and elbow injuries

Elbow conditions are one of the most common afflictions affecting people of all ages.  I have seen a tremendous rise in complaints of elbow pain with the various intense work out programs that people are joining.  Tennis and golfers elbow are the common names of lateral and medial epicondylitis, which are degenerative conditions of the muscle [...]

Cross fit and elbow injuries2018-05-04T18:48:46+00:00

The difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are two of the most common complaints I see as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremities. There are some common overlapping symptoms such as pain and aching with gripping, but the two conditions are vastly different. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is increased pressure on the [...]

The difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis2018-05-04T18:49:33+00:00