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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
By: IHI
12.18.14 Thursday

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or RSD, is a condition that produces burning pain, discoloration of the affected area, stiffness, sweating and swelling. If not treated, it can result in chronic stiffness or loss of use of the affected area.

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Can Technology Hurt Your Hands?
By: IHI
12.18.14 Thursday

Hand injury sufferers don’t often think of their technology as the culprit, but perhaps they should. People are quick to complain about how smart phones and modern technologies are the ruin of good old fashioned communication and relationships,but you don’t often hear how Galaxy phones and iPhones can cause serious injury to your hands and fingers.

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Limited Range of Motion
By: IHI
12.16.14 Tuesday

You’ve likely dealt with limited range of motion at some point in your life. It means that a joint or body part cannot move through its normal range of motion, the flexion, or how far it can be bent, and the extension, how far it can be stretched. Your joints are where bones come together, or join. Joints hold the bones together and allow for movement. They are made up of several working parts and can be very complex. So when you experience a limited range of motion, you should contact your health care provider

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Why Do You Have Tingling Fingers
By: IHI
12.16.14 Tuesday

At the Idaho Hand Institute, we deal with numerous symptoms that don’t always come from an injury. Numbness and tingling in people’s fingers is a type of paresthesia. This is a burning or prickling sensation often described as pins-and-needles, or something that has fallen asleep. Paresthesia is sometimes accompanied by pain, but not always.

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How to Avoid Upper Extremity Injuries
By: IHI
12.04.14 Thursday

As the ski hills and outdoor ice rinks begin to open, we know we’re going to see an influx of upper extremity injuries. It happens every year, without fail, so this year we’re trying to be proactive; this year we’re sharing some tips on how to avoid the upper extremity injuries that are so common with winter sports and activities.

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Avoid these Common Holiday Injuries
By: IHI
12.02.14 Tuesday

Tis the season to be jolly, or to end up in an exam room at the Idaho Hand Institute because of a common holiday injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 13,000 people were treated in a hospital emergency room due to injuries related to holiday decorating! And that’s just decorating, that doesn’t take into account all of the other common holiday injuries that occur because of other holiday happenings.

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Dr Stucki is still here
By: IHI
12.01.14 Monday

Although Dr Jeffrey Stucki left Idaho Orthopaedics and Sports Clinic in 2013, he continues to practice in Pocatello. He and Dr Vermon Esplin established Idaho Hand Institute and continue seeing patients just next door to their previous location. Don't let the name Idaho Hand Institute fool you though. Idaho Hand Institute is a regional center of excellence for all of your upper extremity needs, not just hands. Also, Dr Stucki continues taking general orthopedic call at Portneuf Medical Center. This means that although he is fellowship trained in the upper extremities, he is also skilled in the care of the lower extremities too. If you have seen Dr Stucki at Idaho Orthopaedics and Sports Clinic before, he can continue seeing you right next door. Call 235-HAND to make your appointment.

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Dr Esplin is still here
By: IHI
12.01.14 Monday

Although Dr Vermon Esplin left Idaho Orthopaedics and Sports Clinic in 2013, he continues to practice in Pocatello. He and Dr Jeffrey Stucki established Idaho Hand Institute and continue seeing patients just next door to their previous location. Don't let the name Idaho Hand Institute fool you though. Idaho Hand Institute is a regional center of excellence for all of your upper extremity needs, not just hands. Also, Dr Esplin continues taking general orthopedic call at Portneuf Medical Center. This means that although he is fellowship trained in the upper extremities, he is also skilled in the care of the lower extremities too. If you have seen Dr Esplin at Idaho Orthopaedics and Sports Clinic before, he can continue seeing you right next door. Call 235-HAND to make your appointment.

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Specialized Orthopedics in Soda Springs
By: IHI
11.25.14 Tuesday

Did you know that Dr Stucki provides specialized orthopedic care in Soda Springs, Idaho at the Caribou Medical Clinic. Call 235-HAND to make your appointment

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Specialized Orthopedics in Blackfoot
By: IHI
11.25.14 Tuesday

Did you know that Dr Esplin provides specialized orthopedic care in Blackfoot, Idaho at the Blackfoot Medical Center. Call 235-HAND to make your appointment

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