Orthopedic Wellness Tips for Safe and Enjoyable Gardening

Orthopedic Wellness Tips for Safe and Enjoyable Gardening   Gardening can be an enjoyable and therapeutic activity, but it’s important to approach it with orthopedic wellness in mind to avoid strain and injury. Here are some tips to help you garden safely and comfortably: 1. Use Ergonomic Tools  Long-Handled Tools: Use tools with long handles […]

11 FAQs About Hand & Wrist – And Their Answers

11 FAQs About Hand and Wrist Conditions – And Their Answers What are the most common causes of wrist pain? Wrist pain can result from various factors, including injuries, repetitive strain, arthritis, and nerve compression. Consultation with an orthopedic specialist can help identify the specific cause and determine the appropriate treatment. How is carpal tunnel […]

Basal Joint Arthritis

Basal Joint Arthritis Basal joint arthritis, also known as thumb arthritis or carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It causes pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. Here’s some patient information regarding basal joint arthritis: 1. Symptoms: The common symptoms of basal joint arthritis include pain, […]

Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger Mallet finger is an injury that occurs when the tendon that straightens the finger (extensor tendon) is damaged or torn. This results in the inability to fully extend the fingertip. Here’s some patient information regarding mallet finger: 1. Symptoms: The primary symptom of mallet finger is the inability to straighten or extend the fingertip. […]

A Conversation with Daniel Fletcher: Joint Denervation in Hand Surgery

A Conversation with Daniel Fletcher: Joint Denervation in Hand Surgery Where did you first research joint denervation? I have been aware of the theoretical benefits of joint denervation for 2 years. In the fall of 2022, I went with a team of hand specialists from OrthoSouth on a trip to Boston to attend an international […]

“When thumbs can’t handle”

When Thumbs Can’t Handle Our thumbs help keep us connected in so many ways. To our job, to our friends, to our community- to our hands! These are some of the hardest working, best extensions we have of ourselves. Because we use our hands and thumbs so much, they can become painful while performing everyday […]

How to Manage Arthritis

How to Manage Arthritis

HOW TO MANAGE ARTHRITIS Pain is your body’s alarm system, letting you know something is wrong. While most minor aches and pains will resolve permanently with treatment, chronic pain is different and doesn’t always go away with treatment. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain, affecting an estimated 24% of adults […]

Wrist Pain: Common Causes and Strategies

Orthopedic Surgeon Collierville

Wrist Pain: Causes & Strategies Wrist pain can be highly variable. Some people may describe pain in the wrist that occurs with a certain movement, like gripping. It has also been described as: Achy Throbbing Sharp Burning Unpredictable The description of the pain and your immediate and long term history can help you and your […]