Wrist

Here we cover wrist injuries and treatment. In today’s day and age, our wrists are under a tremendous amount of use and stress. Learn about wrist conditions, injuries and treatments.


Why do we often see wrist injuries among tennis players?

September 22nd, 2016
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Recent coverage of the U.S. Open brought mentions of wrist injuries among major competitors. For exa...


Preventing fractures in the wrist and other serious injuries caused by osteoporosis

November 11th, 2013
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The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) recently came out with a report on rates of osteopor...


Cysts and other growths in the wrist: What are they, and what should you do?

September 30th, 2013

Finding bumps or lumps on your wrist can be frightening or puzzling. What do they signify? Are they...


Ways to Treat Wrist Tendonitis at Home as Well as Professionally

August 5th, 2013
wrist tendinitis

Repetitive use of the wrist can ultimately lead to the painful condition of wrist tendinitis. This c...


Prevent typical wrist and hand problems this summer

June 24th, 2013
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In summer, people spend more time outdoors playing sports and engaging in other physical activities....


Bowling And Wrist Tendonitis

May 2nd, 2013

The Pro Bowling Association (PBA) recently hosted the annual Tournament of Champions in Indianapolis...


A.J. English’s wrist injury

February 14th, 2013
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Most of those who have heard of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, are either alumni of the fine inst...


More Than 50% of Patients Regain Thumb Opposition After Carpal Tunnel Release on Wrist and Hand

January 8th, 2013
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More than 50% of patients regain thumb opposition after carpal tunnel release surgery on the wrist a...


Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

August 30th, 2012

Arthroscopic wrist surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat a number of d...


What’s Better for a Wrist Sprain: Ice or Heat?

August 9th, 2012

Without the correct treatment, a sprained wrist can take much longer to heal. It is essential to kno...


What Are the Risks of Wrist Surgery?

August 2nd, 2012

The risks of wrist surgery are few, but as with all surgeries there are some risks. Let’s say ...


If I Stop Using The Computer Will My Carpal Tunnel Go Away?

July 17th, 2012

Carpal tunnel is a condition that affects many people of all ages. There are many factors such as pr...


Can Repeatedly Spraining Your Wrist Cause Serious Problems?

July 12th, 2012

A wrist sprain is a painful, inconvenient condition that primarily affects athletes and persons who ...


How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Wrist Sprain?

June 28th, 2012

Dealing with a sprained wrist is no cakewalk. A wrist sprain can make doing everyday activities taxi...


What are the Most Effective Treatments for a Wrist Sprain?

May 21st, 2012

Wrist sprains are rarely serious and in most cases can be treated with the RICE method. Surgery is r...


How can I prevent wrist injury at the office?

May 15th, 2012

Operating machinery or typing all day, anyone who works with their hands runs the risk of injury to ...


What is stitchless wrist surgery?

May 8th, 2012

Confused about your options? Don’t worry, Hand and Wrist Institute has the answers you need. S...


Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy

April 5th, 2012

Wrist arthroscopy is an advanced, effective technique performed by a wrist surgeon. Problems in the ...


Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

March 27th, 2012

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


Surgical Treatment for Torn Wrist Cartilage

February 18th, 2012

Dr. Knight has worked with many professional athletes to help return function and mobility after a ...


Non-Surgical Treatment for Torn Wrist Cartilage

February 16th, 2012

In many cases cartilage tears of the wrist can be treated with a splint and a pain reliever such as...


Diagnosis and Treatment of a Scaphoid Fracture

January 11th, 2012

If you think you have a fracture of the scaphoid bone, a doctor will usually be able to tell upon e...


Symptoms of a Scaphoid Fracture

January 7th, 2012

The symptoms of a scaphoid fracture tend to be different from those of other wrist fractures. There...


Kobe Bryant’s Wrist Injury Update (Luno-triquetral ligament tear)

January 4th, 2012

On 12/22/2011, my first blog entry on this subject clearly layed out rational options for agressive...


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...


Kobe Bryant’s Wrist Injury

December 22nd, 2011

I have not been consulted on this case as of this time, so I am free to comment. Kobe Bryant 2 days ...


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 ...


What is a Wrist Sprain?

October 9th, 2011

A sprain in the wrist is an injury to its ligaments, the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect...


Treatment for Hand Numbness

October 5th, 2011

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


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 of a Torn Wrist Ligament

July 26th, 2011

A torn ligament in the wrist is often the cause of a torquing injury of painful fall on an outstret...


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...


Preventing Wrist Injuries in Tennis Players

January 24th, 2011
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The repetitive demands on the wrist in upper level tennis players frequently lead to injuries. The m...


Mommy Thumb

January 17th, 2011

First referred to as de Quervain’s tendonitis, then in recent years, Blackberry Thumb, this co...


Wrist Guards Helpful in Snowboarding?

January 14th, 2011

Per my last entry Snowboarding Injuries usually involve the wrist. If you missed it, you can read ab...


Common Snowboarding Wrist Injuries

January 8th, 2011

Tis the season for snow board injuries. This time of year many in Southern California are flocking t...