What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that develops when the median nerve in the wrist and hand is compressed. This condition causes pain, tingling, numbness, and eventually weakness in the hand and fingers.
Wrist Fractures: Treatment and a Warning for Osteoporosis
Wrist fractures, also known as distal radius fractures, account for 18% of all fractures in people age 65 and older. The wrist is a complex joint connecting the forearm's two bones—the radius and the ulna—to the hand.
Treating Hand Arthritis Without Surgery
There are many things we can do to try to improve arthritis symptoms when they occur. Conservative management of arthritis- meaning treatment without surgery- is almost always the first step. There are many options to try. Usually these treatments work best when they are used all together over several weeks or months
How ice and snow can harm your wrists and hands
An orthopedic expert offers some tips for avoiding serious injuries on slippery ground or hazards hidden by snow.
Work with your hands? Watch out for carpal tunnel syndrome
Working with your hands day after day can take a toll on them, causing pain, numbness and weakness. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one condition that farmers, truck drivers, factory and construction workers, and others can experience.