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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Versus Tendonitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Versus Tendonitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Wrist Tendonitis are both common conditions that affect the hand and wrist. The symptoms of the two are highly similar, which can lead to confusion and misdiagnosis.   Even though they manifest in a similar manner, there are still a few...

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How to Recognize Trigger Finger?

How to Recognize Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger, officially known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a common problem that affects the fingers and thumb. It can occur in one or multiple fingers at a time, and can be caused by numerous factors. Treatments can range based on the severity of the condition....

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Recovery After Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Recovery After Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is the only definitive way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Your physician may recommend you for surgery if your symptoms have not improved with conservative treatment, or have continued to worsen. While surgery cannot reverse any nerve...

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Can You Prevent Carpal Tunnel?

Can You Prevent Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common neuropathy condition, and yet it’s precise causes are unknown. Approximately 3% to 6% of adults in the general population have some form of carpal tunnel. Symptoms onset over a long period of time, and many patients find themselves...

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Computer Use and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Computer Use and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the tendons in the wrist which then puts pressure on the median nerve. Symptoms normally start gradually and worsen over time. Recognizing the early signs is key to prevention and preventing permanent damage. ...

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Why WALANT Is Revolutionizing Hand Surgery

Why WALANT Is Revolutionizing Hand Surgery

Patients often dread the thought of going for a hand surgery because of fears or concerns related to anesthesia. Fortunately, new advances in hand surgery techniques are enabling surgeons to avoid the use of sedation or general anesthesia for a variety of common...

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Dupuytren’s Contracture: Diagnosis & Treatment

Dupuytren’s Contracture: Diagnosis & Treatment

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that affects the connective tissue under your skin. It causes the skin to scar which in return limits movement. The condition causes the fingers to be pulled in towards the palm of the hand, which is often how physicians diagnose...

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Cortisone Shots: Risks and Benefits

Cortisone Shots: Risks and Benefits

Cortisone shots are used to treat a variety of conditions that may affect the upper limb. These conditions may include but are not limited to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, tendonitis, tennis elbow, and more. Cortisone shots are widely...

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Wrist Pain and Pregnancy

Wrist Pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy can affect the body in many different ways, including the wrist. Approximately 35% to 62% of women report having wrist pain during their pregnancy (mainly in the 3rd trimester) whereas around 50% of women report developing wrist pain post pregnancy....

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