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Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 26, 2019 2:44:35 PM

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common disease where a nerve in the hand becomes pinched. Typical symptoms are numbness or tingling in the hand which for many patients, can be severe enough to wake them up during the night.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors including:

  • A congenital predisposition - the carpal tunnel is smaller in some people than in others
  • Trauma or injury to the wrist that cause swelling, such as sprain or fracture
  • Work stress; repeated use of vibrating hand tools
  • Overactivity of the pituitary gland
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Mechanical problems in the wrist joint
  • Fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause
  • The development of a cyst or tumor in the canal 

The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is often clear after examination by a hand specialist and in most cases, a good look at patient history and a thorough physical examination are often all that is needed to make the diagnosis.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 1, 2019 3:32:09 PM

Characterized by thick cords or nodules on the palm of the hand or fingers, Dupuytren's disease, or "Dupuytren's Contracture", is caused by the buildup of collagen and development of new tissues in the hand. Dupuytren's is most common in Caucasian men with a Northern European or Anglo-Saxon background as well as anyone with a family history of the disease.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Do I Have Tendonitis In My Hands?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Sep 21, 2018 10:36:19 AM

We've all heard of tennis elbow, or golf elbow - pain in these areas caused by tendonitis.  But tendonitis can also cause pain in many areas of the hand and arms. Tendonitis is a result of swelling of the tendons. Tendons are rope-like structures which connect the muscles in our body to the bones which they have to move. There are many tendons in the hand and forearm that, when irritated and swollen, are painful.

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Topics: Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam, tendonitis

What Do I Do About My Aging Hands?

Posted by admin on Apr 25, 2018 11:38:26 AM

Our hands, just like our faces, often give away our age. As cosmetic procedures for the face have increased in popularity, similar treatments for their hands have lagged behind. So, what can be done to hide the signs of aging in your hands?

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, plastic surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Buyer Beware: Traveling for Cosmetic Procedures

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2018 11:28:22 AM

Each year, many people travel to Central and South America to undergo cosmetic procedures. Some patients return to their country of origin and some travel to new destinations to have these procedures performed. Their main motivation: to save money. Patients are lured in by glitzy websites and the promise of inexpensive surgery and an easy recovery. However, many times, what is presented is not what is delivered.

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, plastic surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

Six Signs Your Hand Problems May Be From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 25, 2017 10:22:32 AM

If your hands have trouble functioning properly, whether because of stiffness or joint pain, you may have Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a systemic inflammatory illness that can frequently cause hand problems and deformities. There are a number of signs and symptoms that point to the possibility of Rheumatoid arthritis. Here are six common ones to look for.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam

The Most Common Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Procedures In The U.S.

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on May 11, 2016 12:48:50 PM

Patients, friends and colleagues in our often ask me and the other plastic surgery specialists in our office, “what are the most common cosmetic & plastic surgery procedures in the U.S.?” The answer to this question can be broken down into two categories-surgical and nonsurgical (or office based procedures).

For surgical procedures, the most common plastic surgery procedures in descending order are:

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on May 30, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two debilitating conditions that affect a large segment of the population. Although both can cause pain in the joints, there are particular differences between the two.

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Topics: Hand Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam


Posted by admin on Dec 2, 2014 7:26:00 AM

Humans are born with an almost infinite variety of nose shapes and sizes. The nose is also the most common facial bone to suffer fractures. As a result, many people express interest in changing the appearance of various aspects of their nose. In addition, many of these patients also have difficulty breathing through their noses. Rhinoplasty is the surgery to improve the external appearance and/or breathing through the nose. Below is some information that will help if you are considering rhinoplasty.

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Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, David M. Goldenberg, Dr. Sohel Islam, Dr. Prashant Soni