My horse made a wrong step and the next thing I knew I was lying on the ground. Because of my doctor’s expertise, I am still doing two things that are very important to me…
Trigger finger, or “stenosing tenosynovitis” can often occur without experiencing a single injury. The causes of this condition are not well known, but symptoms may begin after exhausting your hand by pinching or grasping for an extensive period of time.
Recently, the medical community has seen an increase in the use of wide-awake local anesthesia for hand and wrist surgery procedures. Wide-awake local anesthesia is surgery performed with only local anesthesia, avoiding the use of general anesthesia.
While there is a risk of traumatic injury for rock climbers, they are more likely to experience overuse injuries to the hand, wrist, shoulder, or elbow.