If you’re a TV fanatic, then you are likely familiar with the show Seinfeld. During one of the episodes of Seinfeld, George Costanza gets a job as a hand model only to burn his hands later on and never get the chance to get his hand career off the ground. It’s not likely that you are pursuing a career as a hand model, but your hands are one of the first things that people meet and interact with— queue the handshake. In order to take proper care of your hands, you need to be aware of a few of the common hand conditions that exist and how to properly care for them.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand condition that causes the joints in the hands, fingers, and wrists to become inflamed and irritated— leaving patients with painful joints and the inability to do normal things like open a jar of spaghetti sauce. Having arisen largely in part to things like typing, carpal tunnel syndrome affects many business professionals or individuals who work in front of a computer all day. Depending on the severity of your illness, the doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester may recommend surgery in order to treat your carpal tunnel.
Another common hand condition that patients run into— and one that may prevent you from turning into the next hand model— is arthritis of the hands. Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis causes your joints to become stiff and swell and can make it hard to perform even menial tasks such as picking items up around the house. However, the doctors here at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester offer a surgical procedure to treat all types of arthritis in your hands, including joint replacement, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and arthritis base of thumb.
You may not be the next George Costanza with the pursuit of a dream in hand modeling, however, taking good care of your hands will help you to live a more comfortable life. To learn more about hand surgeries or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert doctors, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today!