Common Hand Problems
Many people have hand problems; however, the causes or symptoms may vary significantly. Hand problems generally originate in the bones or the joints, develop through overuse, or accompany other medical conditions. Rather than lumping all hand-related problem into one broad category, we’ll break it down and show you several of the more common problems, and why they may occur.
Four More Reasons to Fight Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is not something to start thinking about after a fracture or in your twilight years. It is necessary to take good care of your bones when you are young, trying to prevent osteoporosis rather than manage symptoms. Here are four more reasons to fight osteoporosis before it begins, which will affect your quality of life
5 Reasons to Fight Osteoporosis
Take good care of your bones, and you will reap the rewards: more strength, fewer aches and pains, and a lowered risk for osteoporosis. However, if you neglect your bone health, you may experience weakness or fractures from osteoporosis.
Finger Fractures In Young Children
A finger fracture is a crack or break in one or more of the bones of a finger. The break may be just a bend or small crack in the bone or the bone may be shattered, or broken into pieces. Some fractures break through the skin while others remain contained. Finger fractures in young children are challenging because they typically do not have the vocabulary or ability to fully describe what happened or what they are feeling.
Emergencies - burns
I burned my hand and/or arm, what should I do?
Put the burned area under water for about fifteen minutes...
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury & Instability
In general, ligaments stabilize and reinforce connections between bones at a joint. They are composed of tough connective tissues that can withstand incredible stresses and force while maintaining the proper alignment...
Swan Neck Deformity
Interestingly, Swan Neck deformity has nothing to do with swans or necks. It is a malformation of the finger where the DIP (or Distal Interphalangeal) joint is bent towards the palm (hyperflexed), and the PIP (or Proximal Interphalangeal) joint is bent away from the palm (hyperextended). The result is a bent finger that resembles a swan’s neck, hence the name swan neck deformity.
Don’t Delay Treatment of a Broken Arm
At Idaho Hand Institute we see broken arms caused by workplace accidents, sports injuries, falls and other complications. Broken arms do not discriminate, affecting every age, race and ability. They are often difficult to self-diagnose, so we always recommend you seek the advice of your medical provider if you think you have an injured or broken arm.
If you experience these symptoms, contact your healthcare professional to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan in place:
Shoulder dislocation isn’t that uncommon. The shoulder is an amazing joint that must allow an incredible amount of motion but remain stable (in the socket) as the humeral head (ball) moves i the smaller glenoid (socket).
Avoid Little League Elbow in Youth Baseball
We see an increasing number of Little League elbow injuries in young baseball players in our office. Many heal with a combination of rehabilitation and rest while others require surgery.