192017Oct

How to Prevent Hand Injuries in Construction

There are a number of risks when someone is a construction worker, and among those risks are hand injuries. This is a risk that a lot of people don’t think about. Instead, they think of falls, equipment issues, damage from tools being misused, and related types of problems. Of course, those are real issues that are important, and that can be serious and dangerous for construction workers, but hand injuries are also a worry that can and should be addressed. Fortunately, there are ways in which the risk of hand injuries can be reduced, so construction workers can be safer and more effective on the job. Adequate Safety Protection is…

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52017Oct

Can Tennis Elbow Cause Numbness?

Tennis elbow, known medically as lateral epicondylitis, occurs when your tendons, which are the strong tissues that connect your bones to your muscles, of your elbow are inflamed. The condition can occur whether or not you play tennis. Any activity that causes you to overuse your muscles in your forearm can cause you to develop the condition due to the small tears and inflammation that develops. Besides playing tennis regularly, manual labor, knitting, raking, typing, cutting, and plumbing are other common activities that can spur the condition, particularly in people in the 30 to 50 age group. There are many others, however, that can lead you to develop the condition….

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252017Sep

When To Call Your Doctor About Hand Pain

The Mayo Clinic may be stating the obvious when it encourages you to seek immediate professional medical help when you notice a significant deformity or protruding bone, but any significant trauma to the hand or wrist is definitely cause for a trip to the doctor if not the emergency room. Outside of obvious traumatic injury, however, deciding when to call your doctor about pain in the far upper extremities can be difficult.  In general, any hand or wrist pain that is acutely pronounced and/or persistent should be reported ASAP to a qualified medical professional. Other tips regarding the acquisition of clinical assistance may depend upon the particular condition that you suffer…

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242017Aug

Wrist Pain From Golfing

You love to play golf. Getting out there on the green not only challenges yourself, but helps you to relax and share quality time with friends, family members, or colleagues. And, you’ve been lucky because you’ve had the opportunity to spend weekends golfing for many years. The problem is that along with all of these fun golf outings, you’ve begun to experience wrist pain. And for many people, it’s not just a question of “if” you’ll develop pain in your wrist from golfing, but “when”. Why Does Wrist Pain Happen? Sometimes your sore wrist can be the result of an acute golfing injury, such as a strain, sprain, or tear….

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312017Jul

When You Need Hand Surgery

Incredibly complex and flexible, the human hand can perform a variety of amazing tasks from embroidery to keyboarding to sculpture. Hand pain or deformity can limit many daily activities. Disease, injury or degenerative conditions like arthritis can limit motion and cause pain. Hand surgery may be necessary to correct these problems. When you need hand surgery, the experts at the Florida Hand Center stand ready to help. Which Doctors Perform Hand Surgery? Whether you use the term hand doctor, hand surgeon or hand specialist, you’re nearly always talking about an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand and wrist conditions. After medical school and an orthopedic surgical residency, these doctors complete…

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122017Jun

Why Choose a Hand Surgery Center?

Your hands are vitally important for nearly every activity you perform each day, whether it’s applying makeup, doing the dishes, using a keyboard or driving a car. When you need surgery, you want to make sure you’re making the right choice. There are a number of factors to consider – with that in mind, here’s how to choose a hand surgery center, courtesy of the Florida Hand Center in Florida. What is a Hand Surgery Center? There are two possible definitions for a hand surgery center. This first is an actual ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The second is a facility devoted to the diagnosis, management and treatment of different hand…

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172017Jan

A Patient’s Guide to Treatment for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

A condition, known as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, is where your funny bone (ulnar nerve) is stretched,  has pressure on it, or is compressed. This condition can cause tingling in your small or ring fingers, numbness, weakness in your hand or pain in your forearm. Your ulnar nerve is located in the inner side of your elbow and runs along the groove. There are a variety of causes of  this peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. A common cause of this condition is when you bend your elbow frequently when performing activities like reaching, lifting or pulling on things. You can end up with this condition when you continually add constant direct pressure…

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272016Dec

The Basics of Wrist Surgery

The wrist is a very complex joint, with lots of moving parts. Its very complexity and flexibility means that when something goes wrong, many of the most basic daily activities can become very difficult. Wrist surgery performed by a hand specialist may be necessary to restore function and relieve wrist pain. Here’s some information on the basics of wrist surgery, from the Florida Hand Center. All About the Wrist The wrist is the meeting point between the two bones in the lower forearm (the radius and ulna) and the bones of the hand. The eight bones of the wrist are joined to each other by one or more ligaments. The…

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192016Dec

All About Hand Surgery

The human hand is a marvelously flexible and complex construction. That very complexity and flexibility, however, can be threatened by injury, disease or degenerative conditions. To correct such problems, hand surgery may be required. Here’s some basic information about hand surgery, courtesy of the hand specialists at the Florida Hand Center. Who Can Perform Hand Surgery? The terms hand doctor, hand surgeon and hand specialist are usually used to describe an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand. These physicians typically complete an additional period of training called a fellowship after they finish their orthopedic surgical residency. Fellowships may last from one to three years. Other surgical specialists…

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182016Jul

3 Common Types of Wrist Surgery

Your wrist is made up of many bones, nerves, tendons, and ligaments that work in tandem to provide you with your wrist function. If any one of these components is injured, is involved in trauma, or has an abnormal anatomy, it can cause you to experience pain and restricted functioning. Fortunately, there are many treatment options, including minimally invasive surgeries. There are different types of wrist surgery that a hand specialist in Port Charlotte can perform. The hand doctor performs this type of surgery to help you restore finger, hand, and wrist function, but also tries to make your hand and wrist look as normal as possible too. Read on…

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