Exercises for your hands and fingers can help prevent arthritis-related deformity and improve use of your hands by maintaining good integrity and functionality of your hand and finger joints.
Peripheral nerves connect your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. The peripheral nerves in your arms and hands allow you to move and to feel. Here are the basics of peripheral nerves injuries, including some specific details on the most common type of this injury, carpal tunnel syndrome.
The Arthritis Foundation estimates that about half of all women and a quarter of men will experience hand pain because of osteoarthritis — when the protective cartilage between bones wears down — by age 85. But there are ways to ease the ache.
A decade-long study of the most common forearm fracture in older adults revealed that personalized medicine catering to a patient's individual needs and environment, not age or X-rays, should guide treatment options.
Normally, surgery is performed using general anesthesia in which the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is not necessary for many surgeries and can be risky in some cases. Wide awake surgery is a technique that avoids this problem and can be performed in an operating room or in the office. It is commonly used for problems of the hand and wrist.