Trigger Finger – Common Problem, Simple Cure

Trigger finger is one of the most common problems hand surgeons encounter. The medical term for the condition is stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor sheath. People who have it notice tightness and a popping or clicking when they flex – or open – their fingers. In severe cases, the hand or affected finger becomes locked in [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 February 27th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Trigger Finger – Common Problem, Simple Cure

Raynaud’s Phenomenon Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a rare condition in which your body does not send enough blood to the fingers, toes and occasionally the tip of nose and ears, causing them to feel cold and numb and turn white or blue. Raynaud’s patients often experience episodes of vasospasm, a narrowing of the blood vessels. Vasospasm reduces the [...]

2016-11-28T10:55:57+00:00 February 21st, 2017|General|Comments Off on Raynaud’s Phenomenon Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Rule #1 for Diabetic Foot: Don’t Ignore It

What you don’t know can hurt you People with diabetes have a lot to pay attention to in order to manage their disease. Blood sugar levels, diet, weight, exercise, blood pressure, and medication all play a role in overall health. But, what some people with diabetes don’t realize – or sometimes choose to ignore – [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 February 14th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Rule #1 for Diabetic Foot: Don’t Ignore It

Safe Exercise Guidelines

If you’ve headed back to the gym or are trying to stick to a 2017 resolution, make sure you are taking the proper safety precautions. Please take a moment to read the safe exercise guidelines below. Take Your Time Remember, moderation is the key to safe exercise. If you take off a month or two [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 February 6th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Safe Exercise Guidelines

Spine Health

Scott S. Russo, M.D. of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan recently spoke at a community seminar on how our spine can change as we age. He touched on different ways you can minimize the impact of aging as well as some surgical and non-surgical techniques. The following covers some of the highlights of the seminar. How [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 February 1st, 2017|General|Comments Off on Spine Health