I’ve just added a new page on Trigger Thumb in Children to my list of Patient Education links on the left side of the page of my site.
The term or job description “hand surgeon” means much more than just “a doctor who does surgery on hands”.
Do I need a splint after my carpal tunnel surgery?
Putting patients in splints after surgery for hand and arm problems is common – I recommend splinting for almost all my patients after surgery – but not after carpal tunnel release!
Tylenol (active generic ingredient, acetaminophen) is a drug often recommended by health care providers to treat arthritis pain. Like other anti-inflammatory medicines, it has a role in the non-surgical treatment of hand and arm pain. In fact, some research shows that if you have arthritis pain, you should try acetaminophen first, before trying other medicines, like ibuprofen and naproxen.
You may wonder what makes the Tylenol Arthritis product different than regular Tylenol.
Health care providers like doctors and nurses use many different types of injectable cortisone (or steroid) medication to treat tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and joint inflammation. Skin dimpling is an uncommmon side effect to these shots.