All Posts Tagged: arthritis

Four Causes of Wrist Pain and Effective Treatments

OHSA – 

Newsum- white backgroundYou use your hands for just about everything: eating, working, dressing, caring, communicating, cleaning, driving … the list goes on. And you might not realize just how much you use your hands (from your wrist down to your fingers) until you start to feel pain or twinge that starts to limit your daily functioning.

Nick Newsum, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with a double fellowship training in hand, wrist, elbow, and microsurgery, shares the top four causes of wrist pain and effective treatments to help many patients reduce pain and get back to living their best life. (more…)

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Finger Arthritis and Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

The American Regenerative Medicine Society – 

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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Patient Success Story | Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hand Pain

When Marilyn hit her retirement, she set out to stay more active than ever before. She planned on filling her days with activities such as swimming, rowing, biking, pottery, and playing with her grandkids. She finally had the freedom to do all the activities she loves, but there was only one thing standing in her way: osteoarthritis. “I’ve dealt with arthritis in my feet and knees before, but it wasn’t until I had osteoarthritis in my hands that everything changed,” says Marilyn. “I need my hands to do so many things that I enjoy doing.”

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