Dallas Cowboys’ Darren McFadden Recovering From Elbow Fracture: Simple Falls Can Result in Serious Injuries

On Memorial Day weekend, Darren McFadden, the running back for the Dallas Cowboys, had an accidental fall, slipping on cement near a swimming pool and breaking a bone in his elbow. McFadden underwent surgery the day after his mishap, and while his rehabilitation is going well, there is still doubt about his readiness to play … Read more

Your Hands Are Your Gold

Your hands are your gold—especially if you play basketball, and even more so if you play in the NBA. Whether it is dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding or playing defense, a player’s hands do it all. With that amount of action, injuries like jammed fingers are common, even expected. But a bone break can end an … Read more

Avoiding Hand Pain at The Office

It turns out that office work, once considered easier on the body and safer than physical labor, also has its drawbacks and risks. From hand and wrist pain to full-blown carpal tunnel syndrome, long-term computer use may be to blame. With the widespread computer use, there has been a corresponding increase in hand and upper … Read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Related to Migraines and Fibromyalgia

Recently, there have been studies associating carpal tunnel syndrome to other conditions, particularly migraines and fibromyalgia. In all three of these conditions, gender made a difference. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps because the carpal tunnel itself may be smaller in women than in men. Both migraine … Read more

Why Do Your Knuckles Make That Cracking Sound?

Knuckle cracking can be an unconscious but pleasurable habit. Or, it can be a grating and annoying noise. It all depends on who is doing the cracking and who is doing the listening. For years, there has been speculation on what causes the knuckles to make their characteristic cracking sound. Now, a new study has … Read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Cold Weather

It’s cold outside—and wet, winter weather may exacerbate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Your hand hurts and there is a lack of flexibility. Your fingers can feel swollen and stiff. There is pain radiating up your arm, perhaps traversing your neck and shoulders. Those are only a few of the signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a … Read more

An Interview With Dr. Michael Horowitz

Q: How did you decide to become a hand surgeon? When I was doing a burn surgery fellowship I did a lot of pediatric hand surgery reconstruction. That peaked my interest. It was the intricacy, the attention to detail and the functional recovery that the patients make, particularly the children. One of the most gratifying … Read more