If you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other medical conditions, plus certain workplace risk factors, it is possible you could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. When is it time to see a specialist for carpal tunnel syndrome? The short answer is you will know by the increasing symptoms.
Most days your hand and wrist hurt, and you have no idea why. Maybe you’ve gotten used to having the discomfort, and you keep popping anti-inflammatory meds. Since discovering the reason for the pain might reduce or eliminate it, here are 9 possible causes for that recurring pain!
It’s a fact that we have been spending even more time than normal at home this year. Family chores, dad’s “to do” list, and kitchen duties can all lead to injury if we aren’t careful and paying attention. Now is a good time to remind the whole family about ways to prevent hand injuries around the home.
When you have that nagging pain with tingling in your hands and fingers, you might think you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. In reality, it may be tendonitis in your wrist. Some of the symptoms are similar, so is it tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome? Let’s find out.
Different components of the body are constantly working together in perfect tandem, and if one area is stressed, it can cause a chain reaction of stress and discomfort. To prove our point, let’s look at 8 ways to easily treat and prevent wrist pain.
If you experience tingling, pain, stiffness, and cramping in your hand from using your smartphone, we could suggest you stop using it for about a month. That advice would most likely help, but we can hear you laughing now since we all know that isn’t remotely in the realm of possibilities.
All avid gardeners are familiar with the C-P-P of their garden every year, namely clearing, preparing, and planting. These three activities are the backbone of a good garden, but can also be hazardous to your hands.
Olympic athletes, sports professionals, weekend warriors, young, old, and everything in between all use their fingers as they play, which makes finger injuries in athletes a common problem.
A fall can happen anywhere and at any time, but sadly, according to the CDC an older adult dies every twenty minutes from a fall, and they mostly happen in the home. Since September 22 – 28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, it’s the perfect time to inventory your own home and those of loved ones. Preventing falls in the fall and every other season just takes some thoughtful evaluation and a few adjustments.
Do you suffer from join pain or arthritis in your hand and wrist?
Ellis Medicine and OrthoNY invite you to a free discussion to learn more about hand and wrist pain and what treatment options are available to you, including:
– Pain Relief Injections
– Physical Therapy
Q&A session to follow | Light refreshments available.
Free. Registration required.
Register online at ellismedicine.org/seminar-HandWrist or call 518-612-2020 before April 11th.