An orthopedic doctor treats musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal refers to bones, ligaments and tendons; therefore an orthopedic doctor treats an injury or condition affecting ligaments, tendons or bones. It is feasible that an orthopedic doctor can treat nearly every area of the body, since there are few areas where ligaments, tendons and certainly bones aren’t located.Read More
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Is numbness a sign of nerve damage?
There are an estimated 20 million people in the United States alone who suffer from peripheral neuropathy – or damage to the peripheral nervous system. The body’s nerve “highway” only functions properly when there’s an open pathway between the brain & spinal cord (central nervous system) and the muscles. From telling our brain that ourRead More
Carpal Tunnel and Going to a Hand Therapist
Have you been experiencing numbness, pain, or tingling in your hand that moves down into your wrist? Although these could be the symptoms of complications from injury, chronic pain and numbness can point to other conditions, such as arthritis, or more commonly, a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). You rely on the useRead More