272012Jun

A Worthy Cause; Teens Living with Cancer (TLC)

Dr. Helgemo recently stumbled upon information about Duel in the Pool – Eggers vs. Armstrong, which you may have heard about in the news. Hawaii Ironman Triathlete, Mary Eggers, challenged Lance Armstrong to a charitable swimming competition with proceeds benefiting Teens Living with Cancer and Livestrong. The event raised over $50,000, and Dr. Helgemo was happy to contribute to the worthy cause on behalf of Florida Hand Center. We wanted to take a moment share the information with visitors to our website in case, they too, would like to contribute. You can find more information about the event here or learn more about future fundraising opportunities for Teens Living with…

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112012Jun

Information at your Fingertips

Keep in Touch with Florida Hand Center with Ease PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Looking for an easy way to stay in touch or schedule an appointment with a doctor you have previously consulted with?  Florida Hand Center’s Patient Center includes an online patient portal that offers conveniences to save you time and energy. Our patient portal offers online appointment scheduling, online bill pay, and features to send questions directly to a biller or nurse. Registration paperwork is also available online allowing you to reduce waiting time at our facility. The Patient Center is a tool to help you get the information that you may need. This is simply one more way…

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112012Jun

Florida Hand Center’s Online Diagnosis Center

Florida Hand Center’s Online Diagnosis Center is Available as an Educational Tool PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – When hands begin to suddenly hurt during common tasks it can be quite confusing. Have you hurt yourself unknowingly or are you beginning to see symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or some other condition? Ease your mind with the Diagnosis Center by learning what may be causing your symptoms. Answer some questions about yourself and see the possible reasons for your discomfort. Common questions include whether you are unable to straighten your fingers or whether or not it hurts your wrist to pick up or lift heavy objects. Once you have identified the diagnosis contact…

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112012Jun

Diagnosis – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Symptoms and Treatment Options PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Most people have heard of the commonly diagnosed hand condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but do you know what it really is? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a malady that is caused from pressure on a nerve. Symptoms include numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, and middle finger.  Pain and aching are also common symptoms of the conditions.  Symptoms are generally more severe at night and can occasionally include your forearm and other fingers.  So what can you do to alleviate the pain and discomfort? Florida Hand Center offers non-surgical treatments as well as an outpatient endoscopic surgery…

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112012Jun

Free Hand Screenings and Seminars

Free Hand Screenings from Florida Hand Center Educates about Conditions and Treatment Options PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Florida Hand Center is proud to offer free hand screenings in both Port Charlotte and Fort Myers, Florida as well as other areas throughout the year. These hand screenings and seminars are available to the public and offer a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Helgemo or Dr. Olarte. The event includes a short seminar to educate the public on the minimally invasive hand procedures available for treatment at the Florida Hand Center followed by a brief initial determination of the preliminary diagnosis. Space is limited so reserve your seat early and learn how to…

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112012Jun

Videos of Treatment Offer Education and Comfort

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Surgical treatments, no matter how simple or complicated, can be very nerve wracking for patients. We understand that at Florida Hand Center and suggest that our patients become more educated and familiar with scheduled procedures as well as possible future procedures. Florida Hand Center offers a multitude of resources to put your mind at ease and help you learn what to expect when receiving treatment at our facility. We offer videos of many of our actual procedures as well as testimonials of past patients who have received the same treatment. By learning more about the surgical option that you have chosen for your treatment, we hope that you will find…

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112012Jun

The Many Causes and Treatments of Wrist Pain

What Causes Wrist Pain – Quick Overview from the Florida Hand Center Wrist pain is a generalized common complaint and it can be challenging to diagnose the true cause.The Florida Hand Center has a highly-qualified team of medical experts that can help you find the source of the pain so that you can receive specific and successful treatment. The wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones with many small joints to allow you to perform a multitude of fine movements. The most common cause for wrist pain is trauma from falling on your hands, which can cause a sprain or even a fracture. Sport injuries are another cause…

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12012May

Hand specialist doctor Stephen Helgemo presents hand specialists videos, including actual surgical procedures

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Hand specialist Doctor Stephen Helgemo and the Florida Hand Center have created a new tool for patients or those considering hand treatment who want to know more about what they can expect from Florida’s leading carpal tunnel doctor. The Florida Hand Center’s web site (www.FloridaHandCenter.com) now features a video page containing videos that discuss different forms of treatments and show some of the procedures performed by the FHC hand specialists. Videos available on the page show in detail different surgeries performed by hand specialist Doctor Stephen Helgemo, who is  Florida’s leading carpal tunnel doctor by AHCA’s most recent data. Florida Hand Center understands that it can…

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162012Apr

A good hand doctor is key to determining wrist pain causes

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla – Wrist pain causes many people to often to miss work or stop doing the activities they enjoy while visiting hand doctors and searching for the cause and the treatment for what ails them. What is it about wrist pain that causes it to affect so many people? For starters determining the wrist pain causes can be challenging. It is important for the hand doctor find the source of the pain so that treatment can be specific and successful. The wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones, with many small joints that work together to allow for a variety of movements. Thick bands of ligaments stabilize…

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