Total joint replacement is not something that should be taken lightly. The most important thing you can do is make sure to see a specialist if you have pain in any joint or if your extremity functions are being limited.
It may sound impossible to get an injection in a limb as small as your finger, but steroid injections into fingers is a common treatment for several conditions.
Skiing and snowboarding are wildly popular wintertime activities, and yet it does not bode well when you read of organizations like the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons who review and report on injuries sustained during these activities.
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand provides a report on the links between smoking and hand conditions, and it is quite shocking. This is because it indicates the following: “Smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes and e-cigarettes have all been shown to negatively influence healing and worsen medical conditions in many parts of the body.” […]
Elbow fractures happen quite frequently, and they can be extremely painful. They’re especially common in children. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 10% of the fractures kids get are elbow fractures.