Hand

In this section of the blog we cover all things related to our hands. Whether it’s speaking to hand injuries, symptoms or treatments, we cover it all. Our hands are our some of the most highly used part of our bodies. We need to protect and take care of them.


How to prevent and manage arthritis in the hand

August 19th, 2013
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The name arthritis is known as an umbrella term for over 100 disorders and diseases. Because of this...


Most Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

August 12th, 2013
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Hand and wrist injuries are common among many athletes, professions involving physical activity and ...


Healthy Gardening Hands

July 15th, 2013
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Summer is a great time to indulge your green thumb! Though spring blossoms are long gone, produce ga...


Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Hand Be Predicted?

July 8th, 2013

Is it possible that the shape of your hand can predict whether you’ll ever develop carpal tunn...


Pay Attention to Your Hands

June 26th, 2013
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We use our hands everyday, yet they can be one of the most ignored parts of our bodies. They take ab...


Preserve Your Precious Hands

June 17th, 2013
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It does not matter what walk of life we come from, our hands experience as much of the world as our ...


Treating Osteoarthritis of the Hand

March 28th, 2013

Osteoarthritis is a inflammatory condition involving the cartilage in the body’s joints. Over ...


How common is triceps tendonitis?

November 13th, 2012
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Triceps tendonitis is a painful condition that occurs when there is inflammation of the tendons that...


What is the Flexor Tendon?

November 6th, 2012
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Flexor tendons may not be an arm, leg, or vital organ, but they are essential components to the body...


What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

October 30th, 2012

Rheumatoid arthritis can be a painful disorder that affects the joints in the hands and feet. This c...


Are There Ever Situations Where Arthroscopic Surgery Is Not Possible?

October 25th, 2012

Elbow and wrist arthroscopy are closely related procedures that serve both diagnostic and treatment ...


Are Ganglion Cysts Hereditary?

October 23rd, 2012

There’s no evidence that ganglion cysts are hereditary. Indeed, doctors don’t really know what c...


Are Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow The Same Thing?

October 2nd, 2012

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, though related sports (you always see golf and tennis shops, righ...


Can Playing Sports Increase My Chances of Developing Carpal Tunnel?

September 25th, 2012

Playing sports in the name of competitive greatness and overall fitness and health of the body are n...


How Long Does it Take Somebody to Develop Carpal Tunnel?

September 20th, 2012

What are the onset times that are seen in people who have developed carpal tunnel? The answer to thi...


What are the Most Common Occupations that Develop Carpal Tunnel?

September 18th, 2012

Across the United States, almost half a million corrective surgery procedures are performed to relie...


How to Treat a Burn Immediately After It Occurs

September 13th, 2012

Burn your hand or any part of your body and looking for relief? Not to worry, there are a few things...


Can a Ganglion Cyst Become Cancerous?

September 11th, 2012

Ganglion cysts are swellings that fill with fluid and form primarily on the tops of joints or the te...


Can Non-Mothers Develop “Mommy Thumb”?

August 28th, 2012

New mothers lead the pack in suffering the pain of DeQervain’s tendonitis, or “new mommy’s thu...


What’s the Prognosis for Someone with Carpal Tunnel That Opts Not to Have Surgery?

August 23rd, 2012

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neurological condition that affects the hands, wrists and arms. It typic...


5 Ways to Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Pain

August 7th, 2012

People suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome often experience symptoms such as numbness or tingling ...


Do I Have to be Put Under for Hand Surgery or Can I Opt for a Twilight Procedure Instead?

July 26th, 2012

The type of anesthesia a patient will have for hand surgery depends on the extent of the surgery, th...


If My Mom Has Arthritis Does That Mean I Will Develop It As Well?

July 19th, 2012

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage surrounding the joints be...


What Does Endoscopic Mean?

July 7th, 2012

Endoscopic is the adjective form of the word “endoscopy,” which is the medical process of insert...


Can You Get A Facelift For Your Hands?

July 6th, 2012

Many people are familiar with the concept of cosmetic surgery to improve one’s appearance. The...


Why Am I Having Nerve Pain In My Hands?

June 21st, 2012

There are tons of nerves in your hands. Think of all the bones and muscles and tendons and joints in...


Are There Surgical Options For Relief From Arthritis?

June 14th, 2012

Are There Surgical Options For Relief From Arthritis? Arthritis is a condition where the tissues of ...


What is the best way to sleep to protect my hands and wrist?

June 7th, 2012

There are many health issues that are affecting a lot of people in different ways. The health issues...


Why does my hand go numb?

June 5th, 2012

When people talk about how their hands have gone numb, it is usually attributed to a temporary lack ...


How Quickly Does Someone Get Back to Normal Daily Life After Having Surgery for Carpal Tunnel?

May 30th, 2012

Surgery is one of the ways that you can treat the problems associated with having carpal tunnel diso...


What are the Most Common Boxing, UFC and MMA Hand Injuries?

May 28th, 2012

Boxing, UFC and MMA are competitive sports that can be painful to the hands. Individuals who fight i...


Can Surgery Cure Chronic Hand Numbness?

May 23rd, 2012

Your hands can become numb due to numerous medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon...


Hands getting old? We can help rejuvenate them!

May 10th, 2012

Are your hands giving away your age? Prominent veins, tendons that look like cables, wrinkles, pigme...


How is Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed?

April 24th, 2012

Since there is not one single method that can clearly identify rheumatoid arthritis, it can be diffi...


What is the most common hand injury for basketball players?

April 19th, 2012

Basketball can cause a wide range of injuries to the upper and lower extremities if not careful. The...


Could My Husband Have Mommy Thumb?

April 13th, 2012

Mommy thumb is a problem that can affect both men and women. Men are often sole or involved caregiv...


Can a Common Nail Infection Call for Hand Surgery?

April 11th, 2012

In most cases a common nail infection does not call for hand surgery to be performed. If the infecti...


Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

March 27th, 2012

While skiing and snowboarding are both fun winter sports, injuries can often result. When skiers and...


Treating Electrical Burns

February 5th, 2012

There is another type of burn that requires immediate medical attention, no matter the severity. If...


Things to Avoid When Treating a Burn

February 1st, 2012

There are some things you should avoid doing if you have suffered a burn. Avoid putting butter or o...


Treatment of Third-Degree Burns

January 28th, 2012

Third-degree burns cause damage to all layers of the skin and look white or charred. These burns ma...


Treatment of Second-Degree Burns

January 25th, 2012

Second-degree burns are very painful and often produce blisters on the skin. The skin will look ver...


Diagnosing a Hand Tumor

December 25th, 2011

The first step in diagnosing a hand tumor is to take a detailed history and perform an exam to dete...


Symptoms of Hand Tumors

December 22nd, 2011

Most hand tumors are visible to the eye on the surface of the skin. If the tumor has formed beneath...


Are Hand Tumors Cancerous?

December 18th, 2011

    Tumor is actually a broad term meant to indicate any abnormal mass or bump. There is ...


Treatment of Gamekeeper’s Thumb

November 5th, 2011

Treatment for gamekeeper’s thumb depends on several factors, including the severity of the in...


Symptoms of Gamekeeper’s Thumb

November 2nd, 2011

Patients who sustain a tear to the ligament connecting the thumb to the palm often experience swell...


What is Gamekeeper’s Thumb?

October 29th, 2011

Gamekeeper’s thumb is an injury to the joint where the thumb meets the palm of the hand. This typ...


When to Seek Treatment for an Injury to the Nail Bed

October 26th, 2011

You should seek treatment for an injured nail if infection, redness, or drainage develops at the si...


Treatment for Hand Numbness

October 5th, 2011

Hand numbness can usually be resolved with conservative treatments such as rest or massage therapy....


Diagnosing Numbness in the Hands

October 1st, 2011

  Hand numbness can be the cause of a variety of different conditions, including carpal tunnel...


Surgical Treatment of Nerve Injuries

August 30th, 2011

It’s imperative that a nerve injury be quickly diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible for...


How Can Dr. Knight Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

August 20th, 2011

Dr. Knight has helped many patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis restore function and mobili...


How to Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 17th, 2011

If you suspect that you suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis, the first step in diagnosing the conditio...


What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

August 13th, 2011
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Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells and ti...


Causes of de Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis

August 6th, 2011

de Quervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the two tendons on the ...


Symptoms and Treatment for Metacarpal Fractures

August 2nd, 2011

There are 5 metacarpal bones in the hand that join the wrist bones to the fingers and thumb, and the...


Are Hand Tumors Dangerous?

July 22nd, 2011

There is a misconception that all tumors are cancerous, and this isn’t the case, in fact, most tu...


Symptoms of Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

July 12th, 2011

Ulnar tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when abnormal pressure is put upon the ulnar nerve...


Common Cycling Injuries

May 17th, 2011

If you’re a cycling enthusiast it’s essential to wear protective gear and always be on high ale...


Football Injuries

May 10th, 2011

Every year in the U.S. as many as 1.2 million players are injured in high school and college footba...


Causes of Hand Numbness

May 6th, 2011

The most common cause of numbness in the hand is nerve compression in a tight anatomical space such...


How to Diagnose a Hand Fracture

March 1st, 2011

Hand fractures almost always involve a history of a traumatic event to the hand such as a fall on an...


Sagittal Band Tear “Boxer’s Knuckle”

February 22nd, 2011

Case This case involves a 24 year old Mixed Martial Artist who injured his non-dominant left hand at...