112018Apr

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Vs Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Ulnar nerve entrapment and cubital tunnel syndrome are used interchangeably to describe the cause of pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the hands or arms, reports WebMD, resulting from pressure or damage to the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Although they seem to describe different issues, both terms describe the same cause of pain. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Also Known as Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Occurs at the Elbow. The ulnar nerve passes through the elbow and is particularly susceptible to injury. When an injury or damage occurs to the joint, the nerve is incapable of functioning properly, resulting in a diagnosis of ulnar nerve entrapment. However, chronic, long-term use of…

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52018Apr

Can Arthritis Come On Suddenly?

The Florida Hand Center Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for Arthritic Joint Pain According to Arthritis.org, over 53 million adults in America are living with arthritis, and the fingers, hands, and wrists are among the most frequently afflicted joints. Our doctors work with many individuals from the Port Charlotte and Fort Myers area treating arthritic pain and other symptoms, including joint swelling and joint stiffness. For some of these patients, their debilitating symptoms seem to come out of nowhere…but is this possible? Can arthritis develop so quickly? Onset Variations of Arthritis: Our Doctors Explain Common knowledge tends to tell us arthritis is a “wear and tear” process which gradually worsens over…

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212018Mar

Is cubital tunnel syndrome permanent?

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that affects the elbow, making it difficult to perform normal movements without discomfort. Fortunately, cubital tunnel syndrome does not have to be permanent.  What Is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome? Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when your ulnar nerve, which runs through your elbow, is compressed. When this nerve is compressed suddenly, you may experience an "electrical shock" a sensation that goes down the arm and into the fingers. However, if the compression is chronic, or if the nerve is damaged by an injury, you may experience numbness and/or be tingling in your ring finger and your pinky.  Is It Permanent? Cubital…

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152018Mar

How long does it take to recover from tendonitis?

Tendons are the tough connective tissue that attaches the muscle to the bone. When these bands of tissue become inflamed, it is called tendonitis. It is typically an overuse injury. The tendon is strained repeatedly until it develops tiny tears. Symptoms may include swelling and hand pain or pain in the affected area. The affected area may also feel warm to the touch. Most commonly affected areas include the knee, shoulder, shin, wrist, and heel. In most cases, the condition will resolve without any medical intervention. However, its symptoms do mimic other, more serious conditions such as infection and arthritis. If symptoms do not improve or get worse, it should…

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102018Mar

What are the early signs of arthritis?

Many people fail to realize how much they use their hands until discomfort makes many normal daily tasks impossible.  Millions of Americans suffer from arthritic hands without knowing what causes their pain.  Understanding the early signs can lead to early treatment, a better outcome, and less patient anxiety.  Causes and Signs of Painful Hands Each hand and wrist consists of small joints that work in conjunction with each other to cause movement.  Arthritic disorders are a major cause of hand pain.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, while there are more than 100 distinct kinds, the most common is osteoarthritis, followed by rheumatoid arthritis.  All types track to…

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52018Mar

Do ganglion cysts go away on their own?

A ganglion cyst is a pocket of fluid that grows on a joint or tendon. They are most commonly found on the wrists and backs of the hands. However, they can sometimes grow on the knees, ankles, and feet. The jellylike fluid that fills the pocket is clear, sticky, colorless, and thick. They can vary in size and can feel spongy or firm to the touch. These cysts may appear as a single large lump, or several small ones grouped together. There is a stalk that acts as a root embedded in the deeper tissues. Even in cases where there are several cysts grouped together, they typically come from a single…

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202018Feb

What Can Help Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

For patients suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, performing some simple everyday tasks might prove impossible.  Fortunately, physicians can offer both conservative and surgical hand treatment options on an outpatient basis to achieve relief. Overview of This Disorder The American Society for Surgery of the Hand describes this problem as one caused by pressure on or stretching of the ulnar nerve.  Another name for it is ulnar nerve entrapment.  People commonly refer to this nerve as the funny bone nerve.  It runs down the arm, on the inner side of the elbow, and provides feeling to half the ring finger plus the little finger. When the nerve undergoes compression behind the…

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152018Feb

Why Does Tendonitis Flare Up?

Tendonitis is a painful but common condition that can make it difficult to use your hands and/or wrists. If you struggle with this condition, you may notice that it tends to "flare up" at certain times, causing more severe symptoms. Fortunately, you can control tendonitis by learning about the causes of flare-ups and avoiding them. In cases where tendonitis becomes more severe, professional hand treatment may be beneficial.  About Tendonitis A tendon is a thick cord that connects your muscle to your bone. Tendonitis occurs when the tendon becomes irritated and/or inflamed. Some of the symptoms of tendonitis include wrist pain, hand pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness near a joint.  The…

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102018Feb

How is Arthritis Cured?

Arthritis is a progressive condition that affects both men and women, leading to both discomfort and disability that can affect the quality of life significantly. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for patients with arthritis in their hands.  Understanding Arthritis in the Hand Arthritis is a condition that occurs when inflammation develops in one or more of your joints. This condition most commonly occurs because of the normal wear and tear your joints experience over time, and it tends to get worse if it is left untreated. Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis in the hands include hand pain, swelling, stiffness, redness, and loss of mobility.  Arthritis Hand Treatment…

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52018Feb

How Fast Do Ganglion Cysts Grow?

Fear and uncertainty come to mind when a lump appears on your hands or wrist, but it may simply be a ganglion. Before taking advantage of a free hand screening, take a moment to consider why ganglion cysts are the most common growth to affect the hands and wrists and how its growth rate may differ to each person. How Quickly Do Ganglion Cysts Become Noticeable? Individuals putting extreme, repeated pressure on the wrists and joints on the hand are more likely to develop a ganglion. For instance, gymnasts may be more likely to develop a cyst more than their peers. The ganglion results when fluid from a joint becomes…

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