Health Matters from Carney HospitalWhat Are Our GadgetsDoing to Our Bodies?rom throbbing thumbs to aching necks, see patients, regularly, who complain of wristAmericans are dealing with a varlety of and hand pain caused by their daily use of theirailments that may result from our lovecomputer and smart phones," explains Carneyaftair with electronic gadgets. According to the Hospital Orthopedic Hand Surgeon RaghuveerAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Muppavarapu, MD. Luckily, we offer a varietyfrequent computer use may be related tonerve, muscle, tendon and ligament damage in patient's individual needs.the hands and wrists, as well as the back, neckand shoulders. The proliferation of laptopstablets, smartphones, portable electronicgames and other mobile devices has onlyadded to the potential strain.of treatment options depending on eachAn Ounce of Preventionto Help Avoid TreatmentHere are a few tips to avolid letting yourSUFFERING WITH WRISTOR HAND PAIN?gadgets get the best of you.Some Common ConditionsOveruse, poor posture and less-than-idealyou use a desktop computer, be sureyour workstation is properly set up with theRaghuveer Muppavarapu, M.D. providesexceptional orthopedic care includinga variety of hand and reconstructivesurgeries to treat a wide range ofconditions such as carpal and cubitaltunnek; trigger finger; all fractures andinjuries of the hand and wrist, includingtendon and nerve injuries; De Quervain'stenosynovitis; and Dupuytren's contracture.may contrbute to some of theseeyboard adjted for yourheight and optimal viewing distance. Usinga gel-filed or padded wrist support may helpWrist and hand pain. The repetitive motions ece strain on the wrists in some cases.involved with typing and moving a mouse . you plan to use a laptop for an extendedmay resuit in tendonitis (nflamed tendons eriod, you may want to consider pluggingor bursitis Gnflammation of the sacs ofcushioning fluid). There is some controversy the monitor to a more comfortable viewingin an external koyboard so you can adjustposition. The same appies to extended usepossible. Carpal tunnel syndrome ocoursened, inmitated tendons at the base.Practice good posture. Don't hunch yourmahone in yourisckshoulders or cradle a phone in yourof the hand press on a nerve. Symptoms mayinclude tinging, nurmbeess and sharp painsthrough the wrist and up the armTake regular breaks. Get up and stretch orwalk- if only for a minute or two- at leastonce every hour, and preferably every haiDe Quervain's tendinitis. Possibly causedby overuse (think constart tet-messagingor game-playing), De Quervain's tendonitisoccurs when tendons on the thumt side ofthe wrist become swollen or imtated. Pain atthe base of the thumb can make it difficult to·have a longmessage to deliver, consider using yourphone to call rather than textBack, shoulder and neck pain. Hours ofhunching over a computer- especiallystressed or under a deadline-may rosult inA Pound of CuroIf you do find that pain in your hand, wrist, amor back and shoulders is affecting your qualityof life or abity to work, talk to your doctormay rosult inMDCarney Hospital orthopedic hand surgeonTo learn more, or to make anappointment with Dr. Muppavarapucall 617-506-4925 or visitHELEAPHOSPITAL014, 2015,2017Carney HospitalorgSteward

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Health Matters from Carney Hospital What Are Our Gadgets Doing to Our Bodies? rom throbbing thumbs to aching necks, see patients, regularly, who complain of wrist Americans are dealing with a varlety of and hand pain caused by their daily use of their ailments that may result from our love computer and smart phones," explains Carney aftair with electronic gadgets. According to the Hospital Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Raghuveer American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Muppavarapu, MD. Luckily, we offer a variety frequent computer use may be related to nerve, muscle, tendon and ligament damage in patient's individual needs. the hands and wrists, as well as the back, neck and shoulders. The proliferation of laptops tablets, smartphones, portable electronic games and other mobile devices has only added to the potential strain. of treatment options depending on each An Ounce of Prevention to Help Avoid Treatment Here are a few tips to avolid letting your SUFFERING WITH WRIST OR HAND PAIN? gadgets get the best of you. Some Common Conditions Overuse, poor posture and less-than-ideal you use a desktop computer, be sure your workstation is properly set up with the Raghuveer Muppavarapu, M.D. provides exceptional orthopedic care including a variety of hand and reconstructive surgeries to treat a wide range of conditions such as carpal and cubital tunnek; trigger finger; all fractures and injuries of the hand and wrist, including tendon and nerve injuries; De Quervain's tenosynovitis; and Dupuytren's contracture. may contrbute to some of theseeyboard adjted for your height and optimal viewing distance. Using a gel-filed or padded wrist support may help Wrist and hand pain. The repetitive motions ece strain on the wrists in some cases. involved with typing and moving a mouse . you plan to use a laptop for an extended may resuit in tendonitis (nflamed tendons eriod, you may want to consider plugging or bursitis Gnflammation of the sacs of cushioning fluid). There is some controversy the monitor to a more comfortable viewing in an external koyboard so you can adjust position. The same appies to extended use possible. Carpal tunnel syndrome ocours ened, inmitated tendons at the base.Practice good posture. Don't hunch your m ahone in yourisck shoulders or cradle a phone in your of the hand press on a nerve. Symptoms may include tinging, nurmbeess and sharp pains through the wrist and up the arm Take regular breaks. Get up and stretch or walk- if only for a minute or two- at least once every hour, and preferably every hai De Quervain's tendinitis. Possibly caused by overuse (think constart tet-messaging or game-playing), De Quervain's tendonitis occurs when tendons on the thumt side of the wrist become swollen or imtated. Pain at the base of the thumb can make it difficult to ·have a long message to deliver, consider using your phone to call rather than text Back, shoulder and neck pain. Hours of hunching over a computer- especially stressed or under a deadline-may rosult in A Pound of Curo If you do find that pain in your hand, wrist, am or back and shoulders is affecting your quality of life or abity to work, talk to your doctor may rosult in MD Carney Hospital orthopedic hand surgeon To learn more, or to make an appointment with Dr. Muppavarapu call 617-506-4925 or visit HELEAP HOSPITAL 014, 2015,2017 Carney Hospital org Steward