Health hotline: Doctors to answer questions on hand, wrist and elbow conditions and injuries
Contrary to popular belief, spending too much time at a computer keyboard doesn't necessarily lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
The painful hand and wrist condition is common in middle-aged women, as well as for people with diabetes, hypothyroidism and those who are obese. But it isn't very prevalent in people who spend a lot of time hunched over a keyboard, said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Patrick Olson.
"We're just not seeing it in younger populations that tend to do more typing and spend more time on the computer," he said. The association of the condition to occupational exposure remains unclear... Read More
Health hotline: Ergonomics, exercise and proper movement can prevent hand, wrist injury
To prevent unexpected injury to the hand, wrist and elbow, doctors and therapists recommend maintaining proper movement and overall health.
Exercise, as with many ailments, can be beneficial and improve symptoms.
"But, if something is hurting, you should get evaluated and have that discussion with the doctor," said Dr. Patrick Olson, an orthopedic surgeon at Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and the Park City Medical Center. He said patients with the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome may be able to change its course with a few healthy habits... Read More
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Ask around town — heck, ask around the nation or even the world for that matter — for the docs you want to fix your gimpy knee, and the answer may well come back, “Rosenberg and Cooley.” It comes with bragging rights, as in “Tiger Woods’ docs fixed my knee too!” Whether it’s Tiger, a Kamas farmer, or practically the entire U.S. Ski Team, doctors Tom Rosenberg and Vern Cooley use the same advanced techniques Rosenberg began perfecting three decades ago... Read More