All Posts Tagged: wrist pain

Four Causes of Wrist Pain and Effective Treatments

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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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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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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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