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Yoga and Joint Health

September 28th, 2018 | HandSurgeon Info

When many of us hear the word yoga, we think of a contortionist.  We might quickly write off the idea of even trying yoga because we don’t think there is any way that our body could twist and bend into some of the yoga positions we’ve seen people doing; yet, yoga is becoming one of […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 31st, 2018 | HandSurgeon Info

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common problem with more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year (according to webmd.com). Carpal tunnel syndrome presents with any combination of numbness, tingling, weakness, and/or other less common issues in the hand. Carpal tunnel is the result of  pressure on the median nerve in your wrist which, along with several […]


The Importance of Hand Exercises

August 10th, 2018 | HandSurgeon Info

When we think of exercising we often think of cardio activities like running, walking, swimming, and biking. There are also strength training activities like weight lifting.  These exercises often focus on our legs, arms, and core.  Many people don’t realize the importance of regularly exercising your hands.  Hand health is important –  you need your […]


Do The Prescriptions You Take Deplete Your Nutritional Status?

September 21st, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

Source: Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, 2nd Edition  


Foods That Lower Inflammation And Foods To Avoid

August 29th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

Foods That Lower Inflammation Foods to Avoid Fruits Raspberries Canned fruit packed in syrup Strawberries High-sugar or artificial berry juices Blueberries Oranges 100% berry juices Grapefruit Bananas Apples Any other fresh or frozen fruit Vegetables Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower Corn Brussels Sprouts Canned vegetables in sauces Watercress Soybean and soy-based foods Arugula Kale Bok Choy Radish […]


How To Remove a Stuck Ring Safely

August 16th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

(republished with permission from ASSH) A stuck ring can simply be the result of wearing a ring that’s too small. It can also be caused from arthritis of joints, which can happen as your body changes over the years. This can cause the joints and/or tissue to swell, which prevents you from removing your ring. […]


Treatment of Madelung’s Deformity

June 30th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

Treatment of Madelung’s deformity in adults by ulna reduction osteotomy. PubMed – NCBI Bruno RJ1, Blank JE, Ruby LK, Cassidy C, Cohen G, Bergfield TG. Author information 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Abstract PURPOSE: Adult patients with Madelung’s deformity may present with ulnar-sided […]


Higher Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Lower Cancer Risk, Again

June 20th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

Higher levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduction in cancer risk of more than a 65%, according to a study published online April 6 in PLOS ONE. The finding comes from a pooled analysis of results from a randomized trial and a prospective cohort study, and the higher levels of vitamin D are […]


What is a Hand Surgeon?

June 13th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

What is a Hand Surgeon? – Information about hand specialists (Republished with the permission of ASSH – American Society for Surgery of the Hand) The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in […]


Blackberry Thumb

June 8th, 2016 | HandSurgeon Admin

How many text messages do you send every day? Check your next bill to see. The record in my private practice, held by a thirteen year old boy, is 13,000 in one month. That is the equivalent of 433 a day or 27 per hour (assuming you stop to sleep for 8 hours). Technology has […]