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Common Hand Problems in Diabetics

Common Hand Problems in Diabetics

Diabetes is a systemic disease with wide ranging manifestations due to defects in insulin production or organ receptor sensitivity to this critical hormone. It has profound effects on the cells comprising the circulatory, nervous and connective tissue systems. This widespread involvement of systems is expressed in the hand, a complex organ of function comprising multiple tissue types.    The [...]

Dealing with athletic injuries on hand and upper limb

Dealing with athletic injuries on hand and upper limb

(Miami): The latest study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) shows that more than 1.9 million individuals had a sports-related injury that was treated in the recent years. More than 231,000 soccer injuries were treated, 83 percent of the injuries were among men. Among those injuries were broken and/or dislocated [...]

DeQuervain’s Tendinitis or DeQuervain’s Tendinosis

DeQuervain’s Tendinitis or DeQuervain’s Tendinosis

Dequervain’s tendinitis also called DeQuervain’s tendinosis or occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word “tendinitis” refers to a swelling of the tendons. Thickening of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when forming a fist, grasping or gripping things, [...]

Doc has hands of healing – Orthopedic Hand Doctor Has Hands Of Healing – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Cayman Islands

Doc has hands of healing – Orthopedic Hand Doctor Has Hands Of Healing – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Cayman Islands

Dr. Alejandro Badia knows hands. He should, he has performed surgery on enough of them. The Florida-based surgeon operates on the hands, fingers, upper limbs or shoulders of about 25 patients a week. He estimates that 30 percent of his patients come from overseas and a majority of those are from the Cayman Islands. On a recent visit to Cayman, the doctor combined follow-up consultations [...]

Improving your game, Golfer’s Elbow

Improving your game, Golfer’s Elbow

Deep wrist pain can be the most common complaint of avid golfers Acute injuries to the hand are uncommon in golf while development of painful syndromes can be very common, particularly due to underlying arthritis or tendonitis conditions. Injuries to the upper limb in golfers are of two major types: The less common acute injury from a poor swing, or the much more common overuse injury [...]

Orthopedic Shoulder & Hand Surgeon Dr. Alejandro Badia, the man who fixes the hand

Orthopedic Shoulder & Hand Surgeon Dr. Alejandro Badia, the man who fixes the hand

World-famous United States hand and shoulder specialist surgeon Dr Alejandro Badia was playing with 62-year-old Mayaro contractor Ken Singh's hand like it was a little puppy he was petting, deftly kneading the bruised flesh. That was the first the Sunday Guardian saw of Badia when responding to the Caribbean Hand Centre's (CHC) invitation to attend a first anniversary ceremony at its [...]

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