Are You at Risk for Dupuytrens Contracture?

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that affects one or more fingers of the hand and is caused by the development of thick and fibrous connection tissue that lies under the skin of the palm. The condition is evident in the way the affected finger or fingers appear deformed, typically in a fixed forward curvature. Once…

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Tennis Elbow Limits Playing for Dodger Pitcher Zack Greinke

It’s a strike out for Dodger Zack Greinke, whose bad right elbow is affecting his pitching ability. An Orange County Registrar article discussed Greinke’s elbow, which is causing enough problems to require rest and injections of Orthovisc, a commonly used medical supplement. Could it be the baseball star has a case of tennis elbow? Michael J.…

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End Pain With Artificial Joint Replacement

Osteoarthritis can lead to the type of debilitating joint pain and problems with mobility that ultimately interfere with doing the things you love. Over time, the cartilage that protects the joints can erode, leading to tenderness, stiffness, locking, and permanent pain in the joints. With modern artificial joint replacement treatment methods for osteoarthritis at the…

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Releasing Trigger Thumb With EndoTech

Between regularly sending emails and text messages on your smart phone, to spending hours gripping the steering wheel in rush hour traffic or playing hours of tennis on the weekends, your hands are locked in an endless cycle of repetitive motions that typically go unnoticed until pain sets in. Soreness at the base of the…

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Finding Answers to Musician Hand Injuries

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! While putting in the time and hard work to master the scales on the piano or shred on the guitar can take your musical skills to the next level, it can also lead to repetitive motion injuries like trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. A little soreness…

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