As published on A-List Nation Magazine (page 86)
October 20, 2020
Time is of the essence in seeking treatment,” says Dr. Badia, an expert in care of the hand, wrist, and other upper limb joints and founder and chief medical officer of the Florida-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®. “Too many times, patients consider a finger injury as minor and avoid contacting a physician until days – even weeks afterwards – when pain and swelling persist in the joint, and the finger becomes increasingly stiff.”
This is particularly true of athletes – or their trainers — who delay care or seek inappropriate treatments that can result in irreversible loss of motion and finger abnormalities, like swan neck deformity in which the finger becomes bent towards the palm of the hand, say authors of a report published in a 2018 issue of the journal Hand Clinics… Click HERE for the full article.
Dr. Alejandro Badia is also author of the book Healthcare From The Trenches