Hand & Wrist Blog

Closed vs. Open Fractures & How They Should be Treated Differently

August 23rd, 2023

Doctors classify bone fractures into two main categories: closed and open. Closed fractures, sometimes called simple fractures, don’t involve a break in the skin. With open or compound

What is Kienbock’s Disease, and How Can it Be Treated?

August 23rd, 2023

Blockage of the blood supply to the lunate, a small carpal bone in the wrist, can cause stiffness and pain. This condition, known as Kienböck’s disease, leads to the death of all or part of

How to Treat a Ruptured Bicep

August 23rd, 2023

At The Hand and Wrist Institute in Dallas, Texas, we provide expert care and specialized medical attention for the hands and wrists. In this blog post, we focus on treating a ruptured bicep.

Water Parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

July 28th, 2023

During Texas’s hot summer, you might start wondering where to go to cool off and have some fun in the water with your friends and family. If you’re living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,

Proper Typing Techniques to Help Avoid Hand Fatigue or Injury

July 28th, 2023

In today’s digital age, typing has become an integral part of our daily lives. Whether for work, communication, or leisure, many of us spend hours each day in front of a keyboard. However,

Can Trigger Finger be Cured Without Surgery?

July 12th, 2023

The human hand is a marvel of intricate design and remarkable functionality, enabling us to perform countless tasks with precision and dexterity. However, when conditions such as trigger finger

Is Ice or Heat Better for a Sprained Wrist?

July 11th, 2023

Although a sprained wrist is a common injury, you should never underestimate it or leave it untreated. Neglecting proper treatment and care for a sprained wrist can have significant consequences

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

July 7th, 2023

For decades, the act of cracking knuckles has been a subject of lively debate, accompanied by warnings from concerned individuals about its supposed link to arthritis and other potential health

4th of July Festivities in DFW

June 30th, 2023

The Fourth of July is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year — and for good reason. It’s a time to celebrate our nation’s independence with family, friends, and, of

What is Wrist Tendinitis & How Can It Be Treated

June 21st, 2023

Tendonitis — also spelled tendinitis — occurs when a tendon becomes inflamed or irritated. Tendons are thick, collagen-rich tissues that connect your muscles and bones and are critical to joint

What Causes Bone Spurs in Finger Joints?

June 21st, 2023

While they may sound ominous, bone spurs often present no symptoms and can go hidden for years until you discover them from a test for an unrelated condition. These bone spurs usually don’t

How to Quickly Treat Osteoarthritis Pain

June 21st, 2023

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you’ll know it can be debilitating, making it difficult to perform even the most everyday tasks. While there’s no cure for osteoarthritis, you can

Thumb Arthritis Surgery

June 21st, 2023

The human’s opposable thumb is one of the species’ most distinguishing features. It allows people to pinch, grasp, and manipulate objects that other animals can’t manage. A

The Importance of Hand Exercises

June 21st, 2023

Exercise is important to your mind, body, and overall health. And, while many people take time to schedule a walk over the lunch hour, attend a yoga class before work, or hit the gym on the way

Doctor fastening a wrist brace onto a patients arm.

Common 4th of July Hand Injuries

June 21st, 2023

The Fourth of July is a fun-filled day with plenty of activities, but it’s also a holiday in which many people experience hand injuries. Fireworks are a common cause of all sorts of