Our hands are incredible instruments, allowing us to feel the world through intricate touch and manipulation. Everyday repetitive use, accidents and activity can cause health conditions that can affect everyday life.
After undergoing hand surgery, it is vital to prioritize healing and rehabilitation to ensure a full and successful recovery. Let's explore important strategies and tips for postoperative hand care that will help you regain optimal function.
Dr. Shrouder-Henry specializes in addressing the intricacies of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder with unparalleled skill and precision.
Our hands distinguish us significantly from all other species, enabling us to execute a vast range of intricate tasks. We use our hands countless times throughout the day, often without even realizing it. From basic activities like eating, dressing, and grooming to more complex tasks such as typing, writing, or crafting, our hands are in constant use. The frequency varies greatly from person to person based on their occupation, daily routines, and activities. Some estimates suggest that an average person might make thousands of hand movements daily.
Opting for hand surgery marks a significant step toward reclaiming hand mobility and alleviating discomfort. It's natural to feel a mix of excitement and nervousness about the procedure and recovery. We're committed to supporting you through this process, providing guidance on what to anticipate and assisting in your preparation for the surgery.
Shoulder arthritis can make simple daily tasks painful, like waving your hand, driving or even preparing food. Shoulder pain, most commonly caused by osteoarthritis, leads to severe pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion in the shoulder joint as we age. Although there is never a “right” time for surgery, understanding your options can help you decide.
Arthritis can severely impact daily life, particularly when it afflicts the hand joints. Picture struggling with basic activities like jotting down a note, effortlessly opening a jar, or fastening a shirt button, all due to the excruciating pain caused by arthritis.
A good homemade meal can solve almost any issue. But while you're slicing and dicing in the kitchen, practice proper prevention methods to avoid certain hand or wrist injuries.
Our shoulders are one of the most versatile and complex joints in our body, allowing us to lift, throw, and reach for objects. This extraordinary range of mobility leaves this joint prone to injuries. This is especially true for teens and active adults who are physically active.
Are you struggling with Dupuytren's contracture, a condition that causes the fingers to bend towards the palm, making everyday tasks seem difficult or impossible? Fortunately, there are treatment options available for this troubling condition.