Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Dr. Glenn Johnson - Posted on Apr 24, 2019

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Picture this – you wake up in the middle of the night to a painful numbness or tingling in your hand. At first you think your hand is just asleep but this sensation doesn’t go away. If this is something you have experienced, you might be dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the nerve of your wrist. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand. This condition affects the thumb, pointer, middle, and part of the ring finger.

Cause

The cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is inflammation of the nerve at the wrist. The inflammation causes swelling of the nerve in a confined space which results in increased pressure on the nerve. This pressure causes the nerve dysfunction. Nerve dysfunction leads to the numbness and tingling sensation that people experience. There is no single cause that leads to Carpal Tunnel. However, one of the most common causes is repetitive movement.


“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”

April Star Employee

by Monica Auker - Posted on Apr 2, 2019

Congratulations to Kenzie McDowell for being the recipient of the April Star Employee Award!!

Kenzie has stepped up several times to help out her co-workers in times of emergency. She makes it a priority to stock pods to ensure the next clinical staff members have the supplies needed to run a successful office. Kenzie is hard working and is always dependable. She makes a difference everyday by doing the little things and helping her co-workers a little extra.  Kenzie is a very diligent worker and deserves the recognition for that!

We are proud to have Kenzie on our TSOS team!

 

        

Our annual High School Sports Physical Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th from 8am – noon at Tri-State Orthopaedics main office (225 Crosslake Dr.).  Athletes will receive a physical screening from primary care providers (Tri-State Community Clinics), orthopaedic screening from Tri-State Orthopaedics’ providers, and Functional Movement Screening and Y Balance Testing from ProRehab providers.  Cost is $10 and will be donated back to the athlete’s high school.  These physicals will cover the athletes 2019-20 sports seasons.  Walk-ins only – no appointments.

Treating orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries and arthritis, with regenerative therapies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming more mainstream.

Peyton Manning reportedly traveled to Europe in 2011 for stem-cell therapy to treat a neck injury while playing for the Colts (Manning has not publicly acknowledged this).  Andrew Luck also reportedly received PRP and stem cell therapy in 2015 to treat a shoulder injury.  The truth is, that stem cell therapy has been widely used by elite athletes for quite some time.  Hundreds of NFL players have been treated with stem cell therapy as reported in Sports Illustrated.  The magazine noted on how running back Chris Johnson was treated with stem cells from his bone marrow to rebuild his cartilage after a knee injury.


“Stem Cell Therapy and PRP—-not just for professional athletes”