Online gaming is becoming an increasingly popular hobby among people of all ages – and with an estimated three-quarters of all U.S. households having at least one gamer, it is an integral part of American culture. This love for gaming, however, has been attributed to a rise in repetitive-stress hand and wrist injuries, particularly “gamer’s […]
What Causes Trigger Finger?
Having trouble straightening out your finger from a bent position is a sign of a condition called trigger finger. It can also cause the finger to suddenly snap into place when straightening or bending it, as when pulling and releasing a trigger. Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger usually affects the thumb or the […]
Is Your Phone Causing Hand Strain?
It seems that everywhere you look these days, people are scrolling, tapping, and swiping on their smartphones. What they may not realize is that all their texting and other phone play may be the reason why some are periodically experiencing hand strain, if not full-blown carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A number of studies have established […]
Is Cracking Your Fingers Bad for You?
Many people crack their knuckles, toes, back, and especially their fingers. The snapping, popping sound can cause those within earshot to recoil. Perhaps you have heard that cracking your fingers (or knuckles) can lead to arthritis, or that your fingers will become permanently disfigured. Maybe you were told as a child that cracking your fingers […]
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures for Wrist, Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder
If you have an orthopedic condition that can’t be treated effectively with conservative measures, you may be a candidate for surgical treatment. But what if you’re dreading the pain and time-intensive recovery period following a traditional, open surgery? Fortunately, there is another option: minimally invasive surgery. There are many benefits of getting minimally invasive surgery. […]