Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common disease where a nerve in the hand becomes pinched. Typical symptoms are numbness or tingling in the hand which for many patients, can be severe enough to wake them up during the night. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors including: A congenital predisposition - the carpal tunnel is smaller in some people than in others Trauma or injury to the wrist that causes swelling, such as sprain or fracture Work stress; repeated use of vibrating hand tools Overactivity of the pituitary gland Hypothyroidism Rheumatoid arthritis Mechanical problems in the wrist joint Fluid…
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Topics: Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery

Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture

  Characterized by thick cords or nodules on the palm of the hand or fingers, Dupuytren's disease, or "Dupuytren's Contracture", is caused by the buildup of collagen and development of new tissues in the hand. Dupuytren's is most common in Caucasian men with a Northern European or Anglo-Saxon background as well as anyone with a family history of the disease. What are the symptoms of Dupuytren's Disease? Dupuytren's disease is usually painless. The early signs of the disease include painless, firm nodules in the palm. As the disease progresses, the nodules turn into cords in the palms, which can ultimately lead to…
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Topics: Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery

Do I Have Tendonitis In My Hands?

We've all heard of tennis elbow, or golf elbow - pain in these areas caused by tendonitis.  But tendonitis can also cause pain in many areas of the hand and arms. Tendonitis is a result of swelling of the tendons. Tendons are rope-like structures which connect the muscles in our body to the bones which they have to move. There are many tendons in the hand and forearm that, when irritated and swollen, are painful. What are the symptoms of tendonitis? Most patients complain of pain and/or stiffness in the hand(s) orin the muscles of the forearm. The stiffness is often most…
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Topics: Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery

What Do I Do About My Aging Hands?

  Our hands, just like our faces, often give away our age. As cosmetic procedures for the face have increased in popularity, similar treatments for their hands have lagged behind. So, what can be done to hide the signs of aging in your hands? Most of the signs of aging in our hands revolve around the loss of soft tissue, mainly fat, along the top of the hand. This leads to prominence of bones, joints, veins, and tendons. There are also signs of sun damage such as age spots and wrinkling. Finally, arthritic bone spurs along joints can also add…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Buyer Beware: Traveling for Cosmetic Procedures

  Each year, many people travel to Central and South America to undergo cosmetic procedures. Some patients return to their country of origin and some travel to new destinations to have these procedures performed. Their main motivation: to save money. Patients are lured in by glitzy websites and the promise of inexpensive surgery and an easy recovery. However, many times, what is presented is not what is delivered. Safety First People who are thinking about going abroad for surgery should consider several important factors prior moving forward. The first and most important factor is safety during surgery. One of the…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam, Plastic Surgery

Six Signs Your Hand Problems May Be From Rheumatoid Arthritis

  If your hands have trouble functioning properly, whether because of stiffness or joint pain, you may have Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a systemic inflammatory illness that can frequently cause hand problems and deformities. There are a number of signs and symptoms that point to the possibility of Rheumatoid arthritis. Here are six common ones to look for. Hand joint swelling RA causes an inflammatory reaction around joints, which can result in swelling, tenderness, and stiffness of the hand, wrist and fingers. Symmetrical Inflammation Unlike other causes of arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis results in symptoms on both sides of the…
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Topics: Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery

The Most Common Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Procedures In The U.S.

  Patients, friends and colleagues in our often ask me and the other plastic surgery specialists in our office, “what are the most common cosmetic & plastic surgery procedures in the U.S.?” The answer to this question can be broken down into two categories-surgical and nonsurgical (or office based procedures). For surgical procedures, the most common plastic surgery procedures in descending order are: Breast Augmentation Liposuction Nose Reshaping Eyelid Surgery Tummy Tuck Among nonsurgical procedures, the five most common are: Botox Soft Tissue Fillers Chemical Peel Laser Hair Removal Microdermabrasion The top five procedures in each list have remained steady…
The Most Common Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Procedures In The US
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sohel Islam, Plastic Surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

  Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two debilitating conditions that affect a large segment of the population. Although both can cause pain in the joints, there are particular differences between the two. Causes  Osteoarthritis is primarily caused by the normal wear and tear of the joints with advancing age. Meanwhile, the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown and is generally considered an autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system suddenly attacks the healthy joints and its surrounding tissues. There is no clear reason as to what triggers the immune reaction, however stress, genetics, hormonal influences, and infection are considered…
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Topics: Blog, Dr. Sohel Islam, Hand Surgery

Rhinoplasty

Humans are born with an almost infinite variety of nose shapes and sizes. The nose is also the most common facial bone to suffer fractures. As a result, many people express interest in changing the appearance of various aspects of their nose. In addition, many of these patients also have difficulty breathing through their noses. Rhinoplasty is the surgery to improve the external appearance and/or breathing through the nose. Below is some information that will help if you are considering rhinoplasty. Initial Consultation It is important for the surgeon to take a complete history of any previous nasal trauma or…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. David Goldenberg, Dr. Prashant Soni, Dr. Sohel Islam, Plastic Surgery
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