122012Sep

DeQuervain’s Tendonitis

If you find yourself suffering with pain in your wrist or thumb when doing activities that used to cause you no discomfort, you may find yourself with a condition called DeQuervain’s Tendonitis. This condition comes from the inflammation of the tendons or tendon sheath. It is caused by repetitive hand and wrist movements and is most common in middle-aged women. At Florida Hand Center a typical treatment plan would consist of a steroid injection, splinting, and activity modifications. If adequate pain relief is not reached with these treatments an outpatient surgical procedure may be recommended. If you are a possible sufferer of this condition, schedule an appointment with Florida Hand Center or…

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242012Jul

Dupuytren’s Contracture

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that is diagnosed by spotting a tell-tale lump or pit in the palm. This usual first symptom can be painful and mostly felt at the base of the finger. The condition usually begins as a bump and can progress to form cords that will hinder movement of the fingers making it difficult to pick up change or even use a pen.Dupuytren’s can make it almost impossible to open the hand all the way or straighten out the fingers. Dupuytren’s Contracture is treatable, but as of yet there is no cure. Minimally invasive treatment is available at Florida Hand Center in which some of the abnormal tissue is…

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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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312012Jan

Signs of tennis elbow are different than elbow arthritis and treatment is offered at Florida Hand Center

Patients in search of tennis elbow treatment often ask whether tennis elbow is the same as elbow arthritis.It isn’t. The simple difference is that tennis elbow ( also known as lateral epicondylitis) affects the tendons around the elbow, while elbow arthritis is a joint affliction. Both can be painful, but it’s important to diagnose the proper cause of the elbow pain. If it turns out to be tendon related, tennis elbow treatment can be effective, but may require several treatments and occupational therapy. But first, the signs of tennis elbow.While elbow pain associated with tennis elbow can come on suddenly and be severe, more frequently it develops slowly, with the…

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272011Sep

Tips for Diagnosing Joint and Finger Arthritis

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – With more and more American’s suffering from hand pain many are consulting with a hand specialist to determine whether they are suffering from a condition such as finger arthritis or joint arthritis. While a hand specialist like those at Florida Hand Center can often offer a definitive diagnosis regarding finger or joint arthritis, there are some symptoms hand pain suffers can look for prior to consulting a physician. Here are five symptoms to look for when considering whether a painful hand might be arthritic. 1. Painful Joints – The most common symptom of arthritis is joint pain. Joint arthritis pain isn’t the same among all arthritis suffers,…

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