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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

ASC Spring 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 12, 2019 3:04:44 PM

Stay up-to-date on the latest practice news delivered to your inbox with special offers, announcements, upcoming events and more!

In this newsletter, take advantage of $100 off your first Botox treatment with our Spring special, learn about the warning signs of skin cancer, RSVP for Dr. Soni's upcoming cosmetic surgery seminar and more!

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Topics: Audiology, Allergy & Asthma, Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, Dermatology, News & Events

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

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

Do This To Avoid A Golf Injury To Your Hand Or Wrist

Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2017 11:45:54 AM

No matter how good you may be at golf (we know it takes time!) anyone can get a hand or wrist injury from playing the game. The golf swing is a complex, coordinated series of motions (but you already know that!). While poor technique can cause golf injuries, many are caused by overuse. Sometimes, but less often, injuries are caused by a single direct blow, such as hitting a tree root.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery

The Powerless Finger: Mallet Finger

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2017 2:02:46 PM

You try to straighten your finger and a once simple, easy task has become impossible. This may be a result of mallet finger. Also known as "baseball finger", mallet finger is an injury to the tendon that straightens your finger (the extensor tendon) and affects its strength. 

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Topics: Hand Surgery

How To Heal A Sprained Finger

Posted by admin on Apr 27, 2017 10:14:33 AM

 Busy people and athletes often get sprained fingers. A sprain happens when there is an injury to the tissues surrounding and supporting a joint. The ligaments that connect the bones together are strong structures that prevent a joint from going into an abnormal position. The capsule is less strong and acts to seal the joint from the other tissues. 

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Topics: Hand Surgery

I Smashed My Finger – What Should I Do About A Finger Injury?

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2017 11:26:05 AM

 Fingertip injuries can occur in accidents at home, work, or play. An injury can involve a sharp cut, a crushing injury, a tear, or a combination of these injury types. An amputation can result from slamming your finger in a car door or catching your ring on a hook or nail. The tips of longer fingers tend to be injured more often because they are last to escape from harm's way.

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Topics: Blog, Hand Surgery