What is Trigger Finger?

When a finger or the thumb becomes locked in a bent-down position and is unable to straighten out on its own, there is a strong likelihood that it’s the result of trigger finger. “A common disorder I treat is trigger finger,” says Bruce A. Monaghan, M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers, specializing [...]

What is Trigger Finger?2017-11-22T14:13:17-04:00

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain's tendonitis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb become constricted or irritated. Swelling of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb and the side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when performing movements such as forming a fist, grasping or gripping something, or when turning the [...]

De Quervain’s Tendonitis2018-12-18T13:49:52-04:00

Understanding Arthritis of the Hand

The hand and wrist have many small joints that all work together to perform large actions, like opening a door or typing on a keyboard. Arthritis can affect the joints making even the most mundane of tasks painful, difficult or downright impossible. Without treatment, arthritis can lead to limited range of motion, increased pain levels [...]

Understanding Arthritis of the Hand2018-12-18T13:50:46-04:00

What is Tennis Elbow and What are Your Treatment Options?

When serving up the ball at your next tennis match it is important to avoid over-exertion to prevent unnecessary injuries on the court. Lateral epicondylitis, also known as Tennis Elbow occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. The pain suffers feel is attributed to tendons [...]

What is Tennis Elbow and What are Your Treatment Options?2018-12-18T13:55:12-04:00