Advice from a Certified Hand Therapist: Thumb Arthritis
November 16, 2023

Have you been experiencing stiffness, weakness, or a loss of motion at the base of the thumb? If any of these describe your symptoms, you may have osteoarthritis of the thumb, also known as basal joint arthritis or thumb arthritis.
Advice from a Hand Therapist: What is Radial Nerve Palsy?
Have you ever felt pins and needles in your leg when you sit down in the same place for too long? This strange sensation is a sign of a mild nerve compression. Nighttime compression of the radial nerve may lead to a condition called radial nerve palsy.
September 7, 2023
How to Relieve Pain After Hand Surgery with Less Opioids
Opioids are a group of drugs which are derived from the poppy plant, the same plant which is used to make opium, heroin and morphine. Opioids are powerful “painkiller” medications commonly prescribed to treat pain after an injury or surgery. They include oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and fentanyl. An unintended consequence of using this medication is opioid addiction, which can happen to anyone.
June 12, 2023
Ask a Doctor: What is the Lump on My Wrist?
Any lump or bump in the hand or wrist is considered a tumor. The term “tumor” does not necessarily mean it is malignant or that it is a cancer. All it means is that there is an abnormal growth. In this article, Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon Talia R. Chapman, MD from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York answers your questions about growths and lumps on hands and wrists.
May 30, 2023
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