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What is a Ganglion Cyst?

A ganglion cyst is a common condition within the hand and wrist. These cysts are noncancerous and appear as a lump or bump underneath the skin. A ganglion cyst is commonly located on the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger, and the top of the finger (near the nail bed).

Symptoms

Ganglion cysts can be categorized by location, size, and pain. They usually surface from the fluid-filled areas on the ligaments or between the bones. These cysts most commonly occur on the wrist or hand.

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Shoulder Pain: Nonsurgical and Surgical Solutions

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The shoulder, compromised of several joints that work together, provides us with a wide range of motion. Because we use our shoulders to perform a variety of different tasks throughout the day, it can be prone to injury and pain.

Treatment options for shoulder pain will vary depending on the severity of the injury or condition. Below, we have listed some of the most common causes of shoulder pain along with common treatment options. As with any condition or injury, it’s best to consult a doctor to receive a proper evaluation and treatment plan.

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Regenerative Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Wrist Osteoarthritis

What is Wrist Osteoarthritis

Orlando, Florida – Wrist osteoarthritis is a “wear and tear” degeneration of the joint surfaces in your wrist. The wrist contains 8 carpal bones that serve as a junction between the other bones of your thumb, hand and forearm. Inflammation can occur at any of these joint surfaces, causing pain and decreased range of motion. Your doctor can make the diagnosis of wrist osteoarthritis by your history, physical examination, and x-rays.

Wrist osteoarthritis can range from mildly irritating to severely debilitating. Gordie Howe, a.k.a. “Mister Hockey,” had to retire from the game because of severe arthritis in his left wrist. Howe is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, but wrist osteoarthritis prematurely ended his career in the National Hockey League. (more…)

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Finger Arthritis and Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

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Orlando, Florida – Finger arthritis is one of the most common forms of osteoarthritis, and the prevalence is expected to increase as the population ages.1 Finger arthritis causes pain, loss of function, decreased ability to grip objects with the hand, and it reduces the overall quality of life.1 Healthcare professionals can diagnose finger osteoarthritis through a detailed history and physical examination along with radiological studies, such as hand x-rays.

Finger osteoarthritis may be caused by a single major injury or repetitive use, i.e., small injuries that accumulate over time.2 For example, NBA player Kobe Bryant has severe osteoarthritis in his right index finger. He likely developed the condition from a combination of major injury and continued, repetitive use while playing basketball.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis, Tendonitis

Platelet Rich Plasma for Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis, Tendinitis

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Orlando, Florida – Shoulder impingement syndrome is a collection of shoulder symptoms related to impingement, bursitis, and tendinitis in and around the shoulder joint. The most common symptom of shoulder impingement is pain, especially when one tries to use the affected arm above the level of the head (e.g., overhead activity, throwing). There may be pain over the deltoid muscle or the outside of the upper arm as well.1 Since shoulder impingement syndrome includes inflammation of the bursa, rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and labrum, the physical examination findings are extensive. Physicians often find evidence of shoulder bursitis and tendinitis along with generalized pain and inflammation. X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI may be used to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other possible causes of shoulder pain.

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Disorder

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and painful disorder of the wrist and hand. In most cases, symptoms worsen over time. It is important to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment before symptoms become more severe.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that allows the median nerve to pass from the forearm to the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is pinched or pressed. Pressure from the pinched nerve may cause swelling in the tunnel resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist, as well.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Arthritis

At the Orlando Center for Regenerative Medicine, we commonly use platelet rich plasma therapy for arthritis in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

Orlando Hand Surgery Associates explains arthritis, and how platelet rich plasma therapy can be used for this common condition as a surgery and steroid alternative, in the video listed. Watch the video and read below to learn more.

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PRP Therapy: What to Expect | Dr. Brian White

PRP Therapy: What to Expect

What is PRP?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an innovative nonsurgical treatment option used to activate healing in an area of injury and/or pain in the body. Unlike surgery or steroid injections, it is a minimally invasive procedure that consists of only using a concentrated source of the patient’s own blood as the healing agent.

PRP therapy first gained headlines when high-level athletes used the procedure for their joint pain. A few of those high-level athletes are Kobe Bryant, Rafael Nadal, and Steph Curry. Thanks to recent advancements in regenerative medicine, we can now offer it to all of our patients who are good candidates for the procedure.

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Cast Care: Signs & Symptoms

When a cast is cared for properly, it can be an extremely effective tool in protecting injured bones and tissues. To receive a successful recovery when using a cast, it’s important to know what symptoms are normal and what symptoms require assistance from a health care provider.

Read about a list of common signs and symptoms to look out for when wearing a cast, below.

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Create an Ergonomic Workstation and Alleviate Hand and Arm Pain

Ergonomics is the science concerned with designing and arranging a workspace that fits within the capabilities of the person working in it.

A poor ergonomic workstation can cause repetitive strain to the hands and arms, which can lead to pain and discomfort.

Since every work environment is different, it’s important to design your own ergonomic workstation that allows you to complete all necessary daily tasks effectively and comfortably.

Here are a few ways you can relieve hand and arm pain while at work on a computer:

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