Winter is here, and with all the holiday joy and fluffy show comes the dreaded instability of ice and slippery conditions. Slips and falls are a leading cause of hand and wrist injuries, and we see most of them during the icy winter months. Why hand and wrist injuries? Hands and wrists are often susceptible […]
Chances are that you’ve heard of carpal tunnel syndrome or possibly experienced it yourself. Characterized by hand numbness and tingling in the fingers, many people experience this phenomenon. It’s perhaps the most widespread nerve disorder, affecting 4-10 million Americans per year. In fact, carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common disorders we treat […]
What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome? We certainly hear a lot about it and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin’s Dr. Greg Watchmaker says it is the most common hand problem we treat each year. Simply stated, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a pinched nerve (the median nerve) in the palm and wrist area.
As soon as spring starts to warm up, many of us start thinking of getting out on the green! But after a long winter hiatus from the course, it’s important to review golf injury prevention, including the ubiquitous golfer’s elbow. There’s nothing like pain to take the zing out of your swing, taking you away […]