The Hand Center welcomes Jill Putnam, MD to the practice! Dr. Putnam will start September 1st.

Blog Archive

When Does a Burn Need Medical Treatment? Sep 9th, 2020

Nearly half a million people receive emergency treatment for accidental burns every year. Burns can be fatal if not monitored carefully, so it is crucial to understand what symptoms are cause for concern. But, how will you know when you should seek emergency treatment when the noticeable signs of a...

Is My Hand Problem Work-Related? Aug 17th, 2020

When something goes wrong in your hands and wrists, your first clue might not be pain. Instead, you could feel tingling, numbness, or weakness through your hands and fingers. It’s often the first sign of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) due to pressure or irritation of the median nerve in your...

My Primary Care Physician Says I Have a Ganglion Cyst, Should I Be Concerned? Jul 16th, 2020

Don’t be overly concerned if you’ve been diagnosed with a ganglion cyst. This noncancerous growth develops on your wrist or finger and may look alarming, as it’s filled with a jelly-like fluid. The cyst isn’t threatening to your medical well-being, but can cause pain and affect your hand’s ability to...

I Broke My Wrist. Do I need surgery? Jun 15th, 2020

A broken wrist is extremely painful — and inconvenient. You use your wrist for many activities that are part of your daily life, from scrolling on your cell phone to eating dinner.  With a broken wrist, you have to learn how to function with only one working wrist. You may...

Is My Hand Broken? May 29th, 2020

You need your hands for cooking, cleaning, typing, holding tools, taking care of your child, and more. A broken or fractured hand can seriously impact your quality of life. Though accidents happen, prompt medical attention ensures that these changes are only temporary. If you break your hand, you should seek...

How Do I Know if I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Mar 25th, 2020

No matter how much you love your job, there are probably some tasks you have to do that are just flat out boring. They most likely involve sitting at a computer screen as you type, click, and scroll for hours on end. Although mind-numbing and tedious, most of this busywork...