Hand & Wrist Blog

Common Hand and Wrist Water Sports Injuries & How to Prevent Them

August 11th, 2022

Participating in sports is rewarding and fulfilling for many athletes. Unfortunately, these activities come with some risk of injuries. For those who take part in water sports, hand and wrist

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome vs. Radial Tunnel Syndrome

August 5th, 2022

If you’re experiencing pain in your elbow or numbness and tingling in the pinky and ring fingers, you may wonder what’s causing it. Different conditions can cause pain in the same area

Common Hand Injuries in Gamers

July 27th, 2022

The term “gamer” can encompass a broad range of enthusiasts who engage in a variety of interactive games, but it typically relates to those who regularly play computer or console-based

Best Farmers Markets In and Around Dallas

July 22nd, 2022

It’s no mystery that more people are looking to support their local farmers markets. The produce is fresher than anything you can get at a grocery store thanks to the lack of long-distance

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How to Treat Animal Bites and When to See a Doctor

July 14th, 2022

Whether from a pet or a wild animal, experiencing an animal bite can be scary and painful. Knowing what to do and when to see a doctor can help you manage the situation and treat your wound.

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5 Potential Causes of Stiff Hands

July 13th, 2022

We all use our hands every day for nearly everything that we do. When your hands start becoming stiff, it can prevent you from performing your daily routine and from doing what you love. If

Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad?

July 8th, 2022

Knuckle cracking is a common behavior, typically performed unconsciously. For many, it’s a harmless coping mechanism. To others, it’s a potentially harmful habit that can cause

Why Do My Fingers Sometimes Go Numb?

June 16th, 2022

What may have started with a slight tingle every once in a while has become a complete loss of sensation in your hands or fingers. Hand numbness can greatly hinder everyday tasks and cause them to

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Smart Phone Hand Pain & How to Prevent It

June 16th, 2022

With phones able to perform practically any task, it’s no wonder people are spending more time on them. With social media apps and games for entertainment, accessible apps related to work,

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Signs You May Have Nerve Damage

June 9th, 2022

Nerves are like tree branches, and your body contains billions of these sensors that transmit messages to your brain. When everything works, your brain will use this information to recognize pain,

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Common Hand Cysts & Tumors

June 3rd, 2022

  Any abnormal lump or mass on your body can be alarming, especially when you’re unsure of the cause. There are many different kinds of hand tumors and cysts, and the good news is that

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Different Types of Arthritis and Their Causes

May 25th, 2022

Arthritis is a broad term that describes various conditions that affect the joints, connective tissues, and the tissue around the joints in your body. While symptoms vary, the most common symptoms

Your Guide to the Best Kids Summer Camps in Dallas

May 11th, 2022

Camp offers kids the chance to get out of the house for a week in the summer, meet new friends, and learn various interesting things from sports and coding to robotics and creative arts. Just

Conditions Commonly Mistaken for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 4th, 2022

If you start to experience numbness or tingling in your hands, fingers, and wrists, your first thought might be that you’re experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome. That’s because

Family-Friendly Spring Activities in Dallas, TX

April 28th, 2022

Spring is in the air, and the next school break is right around the corner. If you’re anything like our team at The Hand and Wrist Institute, you’re likely looking forward to spending