Blog Posts for Wrist

The Florida Bone & Joint Specialists blog provides the latest information on orthopaedic conditions, injuries and procedures.

Pediatric Injuries & Outdoor Activities

With summer in full swing and children taking advantage of more time to participate in sports-related or other outdoor activities, it’s essential to be mindful of injury prevention while encouraging their interest in activities that don’t involve screen time! The fact is, accidents can happen practically anywhere – on a swing set in your backyard, riding a skateboard in a park or biking on a neighborhood designated path. 

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Diagnosing & Managing Arthritis

Arthritis represents a wide variety of joint inflammation diseases. Patients most often have chronic Arthritis in their wrists, hands, and fingers, experiencing flares of inflammation, soreness or stiffness affecting the joints. As we recently wrapped up Bone & Joint Action Week, this is an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to the most common categories of Arthritis, proactive methods for pain prevention and available treatment solutions. 

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Safely Celebrate the Holidays

Sometimes the hectic pace of the holiday season causes people to unknowingly let their guard down, making them more susceptible to bone, joint and muscle-related injuries. And let’s face it, ending up in your doctor’s office or the emergency room during the holidays is anything but jolly. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for and safely celebrate the season, especially when it comes to holiday decorating and potentially hazardous gifts.

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Diagnosing & Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS for short, is a medical condition characterized by the compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel, which is located in the wrist. When compressed, the outer covering of the nerve (myelin sheath) is injured due to a lack of blood flow, which reduces its ability to conduct signals up and down the nerve fiber. Unfortunately, if left untreated, the degeneration of the nerve will progress, and symptoms will worsen over time. Below we discuss more broadly the symptoms of CTS as well as the methods for diagnosing and treating this common condition.

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Healthy Aging & Bone Health

Observing Healthy Aging Month in September is an opportunity to emphasize the physical well-being of older adults. At Florida Bone & Joint, our focus is on identifying proactive health practices that reduce the risk of orthopaedic injury and conditions and promote an overall active lifestyle. Three primary areas we look to include fall prevention measures, osteoporosis management and establishing a routine exercise program. 

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Certified Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy services at our Pensacola location provide an opportunity to treat both acute and chronic conditions or injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. At Florida Bone & Joint, our fellowship-trained surgeons work closely with our exceptional Certified Hand Therapists to develop a comprehensive course of treatment to improve outcomes related to conditions and injuries of the upper extremities, including the following:

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Carpal Tunnel Release Procedures

Open vs. Endoscopic CTS

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Returning to Fall Sports

Were you motivated to return to participating in sports activities by the “trickle-down effect” of watching the Olympic games? Watching elite athletes participate in traditional events like running or swimming inspires many to get back on the track or in the pool. This year, the Tokyo games also featured five new sports: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, and surfing. Perhaps watching one of the 18 new events featuring 474 new athletes encouraged you to take your old skateboard for a spin around the block or drop your board in the water and paddle out. 

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Occupational Therapy & Custom Orthoses

At its core, occupational therapy helps you regain independence in all areas of your life, including those that may affect your emotional, social or physical range of needs. Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) are board-certified in Occupational Therapy with an added qualification in Hand Therapy. As we step into April, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize Occupational Therapy Month and our talented CHTs who provide these services to our patients. 

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What You Should Know About Wrist Arthritis

Research from the National Library of Medicine states that one in seven people in the United States suffers from some form of wrist arthritis. That estimate indicates that just over 13% of the American population experiences discomfort, inflammation or limited range in motion due to this condition. As we usher in the month of May and recognize National Arthritis Awareness Month, we want to emphasize wrist arthritis and provide an overview of the condition, symptoms to be aware of, treatment options, and tips for managing its symptoms. 

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Treating TFCC Tears

The triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC) is a structure on the small finger side of the wrist. It is the main stabilizer to the wrist in rotation (pronation and supination). It also cushions and supports the small bones of the wrist, especially when gripping. An injury to the TFCC can cause chronic wrist pain.

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