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Diagnosing & Managing Arthritis

Arthritis represents a wide variety of joint inflammation diseases. Patients most often have chronic Arthritis in their wrists, hands, and fingers, experiencing flares of inflammation, soreness or stiffness affecting the joints. As we recently wrapped up Bone & Joint Action Week, this is an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to the most common categories of Arthritis, proactive methods … Continued

Healthy Aging & Bone Health

Observing Healthy Aging Month in September is an opportunity to emphasize the physical well-being of older adults. At The Hand Center, our focus is identifying proactive health practices that reduce the risk of orthopaedic injury and conditions and promote an overall active lifestyle. Three primary areas we look to include fall prevention measures, osteoporosis management … Continued

Returning to Fall Sports

Were you motivated to return to participating in sports activities by the “trickle-down effect” of watching the Olympic games? Watching elite athletes participate in traditional events like running or swimming inspires many to get back on the track or in the pool. This year, the Tokyo games also featured five new sports: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports … Continued

Pediatric Injuries & Outdoor Activities

With summer in full swing and children taking advantage of more time to participate in sports-related or other outdoor activities, it’s essential to be mindful of injury prevention while encouraging their interest in activities that don’t involve screen time! The fact is, accidents can happen practically anywhere – on a swing set in your backyard, … Continued

Certified Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy services at our Pensacola location provide an opportunity to treat both acute and chronic conditions or injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. At the Hand Center, our fellowship-trained surgeons work closely with our exceptional Certified Hand Therapists to develop a comprehensive course of treatment to improve outcomes related to conditions and … Continued

Tennis Elbow: Sometimes Doing Nothing is Better

Google tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, and you will find a thousand different treatment options for this condition. This proliferation of remedies tells us two things: lateral epicondylitis is a very common condition, and perhaps we don’t know how best to treat it! Believe it or not–doing nothing truly seems to work better than doing … Continued

Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis

Thumb arthritis is degeneration of the joint at the base of the thumb metacarpal. It usually is the trapezium/metacarpal joint (TMC) but can be the joint below as well. This is where the thumb meets the wrist. It is much more common in women and can be related to loose ligaments. When bracing and steroid … Continued

Aponeurotomy or Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Many times, patients are told that they do not require surgery. A painless bump or a ‘cord’ does not need intervention if it does not cause a contracture. Indications for intervention are a contracture of the metacarpophalangeal joint (knuckle) of 40° or any contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint (the first joint of the finger). … Continued