Hand & Wrist Blog

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

February 20th, 2024

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a relatively uncommon general upper extremity condition we see at The Hand and Wrist Institute in Dallas, Texas. With approximately 200,000 diagnoses in the

Stiff Hands in the Morning? Try These 9 Exercises

February 9th, 2024

Do you wake up in the morning with stiff, weak, or sore hands? This common hand condition can make it difficult to perform even the most basic everyday tasks. Stiffness can result from overuse or

Celebrate the Arts in DFW

February 2nd, 2024

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is not just a bustling metropolis; it’s a vibrant canvas of artistic expression. From the colorful strokes of local painters to the intricate sculptures that adorn our

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What is Reconstructive Hand Surgery?

January 26th, 2024

From repairing traumatic injuries to correcting congenital anomalies, reconstructive hand surgery improves dexterity and appearance. The specialists at the Hand and Wrist Institute in Dallas and

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What are the Benefits of Reconstructive Wrist Surgery

January 26th, 2024

Our hands and wrists are indispensable tools in our daily lives. We rely heavily on the dexterity and strength of our wrist joints. However, injuries, degenerative conditions, and congenital

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Elbow Replacement Surgery and UCL Reconstruction

January 26th, 2024

Elbow replacement surgery and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction surgery are two distinct procedures addressing different elbow conditions. Both surgeries aim to improve elbow function,

What is Olecranon Bursitis and How is it Treated?

January 26th, 2024

Hidden beneath the skin at the tip of the elbow is a small, fluid-filled sac known as the olecranon bursa. You may never know it’s there until it becomes infected or inflamed. When this

What is the ECU Tendon and What Are Common Problems?

January 26th, 2024

The extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon plays an important role in the movement and stability of the wrist. Located on the ulnar side of the wrist, this tendon is responsible for extension and

Is There Food That’s Good for Joint Health?

January 26th, 2024

Unlocking the secrets to healthier joints usually involves more than just traditional remedies or medications. What if there was a way to protect your joints against wear and tear, alleviate

Check Out These Ice-Skating Rinks in DFW

December 1st, 2023

The Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) area is a winter wonderland when it comes to ice skating. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a beginner, there’s a rink for you. From year-round indoor

Expected Recovery Time of a Torn Bicep

November 1st, 2023

An injury to the bicep can be a painful setback, affecting your physical well-being and daily life. Whether it’s a partial tear or a more severe injury, understanding the aftercare process is

Pinched Nerve? Here’s 7 Home Remedies to Help Reduce Some Pain

October 31st, 2023

A pinched nerve can be a source of extreme discomfort and pain. It can make daily activities challenging and uncomfortable due to the pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness it can cause. While

What Are the Differences Between a Tendon and a Ligament?

October 30th, 2023

Though both integral components of the body’s musculoskeletal system, tendons and ligaments are distinct in their anatomy, physiology, and function. As they affect the body differently,

5 Halloween Events in Dallas, TX

October 4th, 2023

Halloween is just around the corner, and Dallas is gearing up for some spooky fun! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or something a little more adult-oriented, there’s

Dallas–Fort Worth’s Best Beer Gardens: 7 Spots You Need to Check Out

October 4th, 2023

Ah, Dallas–Fort Worth! A metroplex brimming with culture, BBQ-infused air, and passionate love for local craft beers. Where else can you feel that genuine Texan spirit than in the area’s