Should You See a Plastic Surgeon for Hand Problems?

Injuries and conditions of the hands and wrists can be especially frustrating, since we use our hands to do so many things every day. Millions of people suffer from hand issues, ranging in severity from uncomfortable to debilitating. Many problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, hand and wrist fractures and repetitive strain injuries can be [...]

4 Ways to Avoid Hand Injuries & Reduce Pain

From repetitive injuries caused by playing sports to work-related aches and pains, there are a lot of reasons people seek hand pain treatment options. Surgery can provide relief for people with hand and wrist fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries and conditions that affect the hands. For many other people, some simple prevention can go [...]

Is Your Smartphone Causing Your Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

These days it’s hard to imagine life without our smartphones, which keep our schedules, allow us to communicate, store our photos and music, manage our social media lives and more. But have you ever thought that your cell phone could hurt you? Here’s a look at how more and more people are experiencing cubital tunnel syndrome [...]

Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Being a practicing surgeon in the Information Age is really a mixed blessing. On the one hand, patients are more informed than ever, sometimes to the point of having heard about new treatments even before I have. On the other, an equal number of patients attempt self-diagnosis, often incorrectly, based on unreliable Internet sources. This seems [...]

The Benefits of Exercise in Osteoarthritis

A new study recently presented to the American College of Rheumatology indicates that regular exercise improves the quality of life for those who suffer from arthritis, and also reduces healthcare costs associated with arthritis treatment. What kind of impact does exercise really have, and how can activity improve this chronic condition? Looking at the Numbers The [...]

3 Tips for Minimizing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work

Although the jury is out on exactly what behaviors can be definitively linked to carpal tunnel syndrome, there’s no denying that many men and women experience a flare-up of symptoms during the workday. Before considering more advanced carpal tunnel treatment, you might want to try following these tips to minimize discomfort while you work. 1. Check [...]

The Benefits of an Endoscopic Approach toward Hand Surgery

Once hand surgery becomes a consideration for carpal tunnel symptoms, there are two options: traditional (open) surgery or endoscopic surgery. While either choice can be very effective for carpal tunnel treatment, there are some definite benefits to choosing the latter approach. Endoscopic Advantages It’s worth noting that regardless of the approach taken, the end result of [...]