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Infographic: Assessing Hand and Wrist Pain

Our hands are the tools that link us to the objects and people that enrich our lives every day. As with any tool, our hands can be overused and strained to the point of injury. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and De Quervain’s Tendinitis can make us less efficient at work,...... read more

How Do I Choose the Right Hand Surgeon?

Your hands hurt all the time and your doctor believes you may have a hand condition such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Trigger Finger. Hand exercises and other non-surgical methods haven’t brought you relief and now it’s time to do something about it. It might be time to consider surgery. It is important to choose...... read more

Boston Patient Receives Successful Double Hand Transplant

Richard Mangino likes playing the piano and tossing the football with his grand kids. He enjoys taking a swim after mowing the lawn and has learned to paint. These are all normal activities wouldn’t raise many eyebrows until you realize that Richard does this all with two new hands he received in a recent ...... read more

De Quervain’s Tendonitis: Symptoms and Statistics

Temporarily losing use of a finger for any reason can be annoying; losing use of your thumb, however, is nearly debilitating. De Quervain’s Tendinitis can cause extreme discomfort and pain in the thumb and into the forearm. How is De Quervain’s Caused? De Quervain’s tendinitis is caused when the tendons ...... read more

6 Simple Exercises to Prevent Hand Pain

Opening a jar. Turning a key. Shaking a hand. When you have hand pain, even the most basic everyday activities can be a struggle. Conditions like arthritis, tendinitis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can become debilitating when left unchecked and the pain will only cease when you take action against it. Start the ...... read more

Carpal Tunnel and the Workplace

Computer, tablet, and smartphone use in everyday life has become a necessity for most Americans. More time on the computer means more strain on your hands, which could potentially lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. According to the US Department of Commerce website, 96 percent of Americans reported using computers in ...... read more

How to Avoid Hand and Wrist Pain While Weightlifting

Weightlifting is a physical activity that inherently applies stress to the joints. You lift weights in order to strengthen your muscles and increase muscle mass by placing stress on them along with an external source of resistance. This, however, requires applying stress on your joints as well. In most cases, your ...... read more

Infographic: A Guide to Laser Hand Rejuvenation

With so many anti-aging treatments on the market, it can be hard for consumers to find what really works. What’s going to give you the fastest, longest-lasting results? What procedure do you go with if you are looking for something low risk? Or with the least amount of side effects? For those of you in...... read more

5 Reasons to Get Hand Rejuvenation Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP is a procedure that uses the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells produce new collagen and blood vessels as well as restore and regenerate damaged skin all of which helps to slow and reverse the aging...... read more

Forever Young: It’s All About the Hands!

When it comes to concealing signs of aging, most people focus on their faces, necks and hair. But did you know your hands are usually first to betray your age? Every time you go out in the sun or wash a dish, you’re speeding up the aging process by depleting the collagen and elastic fiber...... read more