Hand, Arm & Wrist Conditions

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Dr. Garcia for Hand Surgery in Glens Falls

Hand and wrist pain can severely interfere with everyday activities and negatively impact your quality of life. Whether the pain is caused by an acute injury or by an ongoing condition, hand and wrist pain is not something you should have to just live with. It’s something that should be – and, in most cases, can be – addressed and treated effectively. At Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we specialize in treating a variety of…

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Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

The pain and stiffness associated with arthritis is something that millions of people in the United States live with every day. A debilitating condition that typically worsens with age, arthritis is incredibly common and can impact a number of areas of the body, including the hands, fingers, and wrists.   What Causes Arthritis? There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, so causes for the condition vary widely. Two of the most common types…

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Carpal Tunnel: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common syndrome that impacts the nerves in the hand. It is a painful, progressively debilitating condition that occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed as a result of swelling and/or inflamed tendons. It typically impacts the thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of the ring finger. What Causes Carpal Tunnel? There are a number of factors that may cause or contribute to the development of…

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Tennis Elbow: What You Need to Know

Tennis elbow is a relatively common injury that can be caused by many types of everyday activities. It is a type of tendonitis, a swelling of the tendons that can cause pain in the elbow and throughout the arm. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, it primarily affects people between the ages of 30 and 60. What Causes Tennis Elbow? One of the most common causes of tennis elbow is – you guessed it – tennis!…

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