Posts Categorized: Hand, Wrist, Arm and Elbow Injuries

An Overview of Tommy John’s Surgery

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Athletes sustain injuries frequently, and some of these wounds can have life-long consequences. Many have to quit the field entirely because they suffered a career-ending injury. Fortunately, doctors and researchers work continuously to come up with effective treatments for such cases. Tommy John’s Surgery is a perfect example of this. Here’s a brief overview of… Read more »

6 Things You Should Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  Approximately one in 20 people develop carpal tunnel syndrome at least once in their lifetime, and 3-6% of people in the US suffer from it. It’s a fairly common injury, especially in modern times, and this painful condition can worsen with time, which is why you need to get treatment as quickly as possible…. Read more »

Preventing Office Injuries

Preventing Injuries in the Office

Even working in an office can put unnoticeable strain on the body. From your office’s ergonomics to simple lifestyle changes, here’s how to prevent injuries and stay healthy while on the job. Sit Less We’ve all heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” This can be pretty daunting considering most of us spend at… Read more »

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is located in our wrist and contains a nerve as well as several tendons used to flex our fingers and thumb. When the tunnel’s nerve gets compressed or pinched, this is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. A constant ache, weakness in the hand or wrist, as well as numbness, tingling, swelling or… Read more »

Tips for Avoiding Edema

Edema is characterized by immense swelling as a result of excess fluid that is trapped in the body’s tissues. There are many types of edema. Peripheral Edema occurs in the feet, ankles, legs and hands, while Pedal Edema is more concentrated in the feet. Additionally, Pulmonary Edema develops when the lungs fill up with fluid… Read more »

Common Sports Injuries For Kids: Learn More from Louisville Children’s Orthopedic Surgeon Stacie Grossfeld

  It’s important as parents, coaches and mentors that we encourage kids to live an active healthy life. This naturally includes participation in sports. However, all physical activities come with the risk of injury, especially as kids are prone to tumbles, scrapes, bumps and bruises. Being prepared for potential sports injuries is critical in that… Read more »

5 Treatments for Golfer’s Elbow

If you have been experiencing pain when gripping or arehaving weak wrist movement in general, it’s possible you are experiencing what is called golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow is known medically as medial epicondylitis and can sometimes even be a form of chronic tendinitis. Golfer’s elbow is also commonly referred to as “thrower’s elbow.” It is… Read more »

Smartphone Thumb: It’s Real and It’s On the Rise

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Smartphone thumb is a popular term used to describe pain felt at the base of a person’s dominant thumb. The dominant thumb is the one they use to operate their smart cellular device. While updated with a moniker that reflects the technology du jour, this condition isn’t exactly new. In the 1980s, people worried children… Read more »

The Not So Funny Feeling You Get When You Hit Your Funny Bone

Using PRP Injections to Treat Cubital Tunnel Syndrome We’ve all been there. Somehow, and often out of nowhere, you hit your elbow in just the right spot to cause severe pain to shoot up and down your arm. This pain occurs whether you barely hit your elbow or when you really smack it against something…. Read more »

A Personal Surgical Journey: An Interview with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

Dr Grossfeld is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who is an avid tennis player. She unfortunately tore a tendon in her elbow that is commonly injured in tennis players and needed to under go surgery for the condition. What makes this story unique is she actually performs the elbow injury surgery she underwent on a… Read more »