The hand, one of the most flexible parts of the human skeleton, is an intricate instrument that is both tough and delicate. Our hands help us to experience and control the world around us and hence, enable us to work and care for others and ourselves. However, when our hands, wrists or upper extremities do not function properly, daily activities such as driving a car, typing or cooking can be difficult and painful. It is estimated that over 30-40 million adults in the United States have some pain in the upper extremities.
When we talk about hand and wrist pain, most of the time, patients are able to get temporary relief from symptoms by altering activities, using prescribed medications, splinting and therapy. However, if conservative techniques are not successful in relieving a patient’s problem, surgery may be required. An experienced hand surgeon can discuss the best options with you.
If you or a loved one is experiencing pain in your upper extremities, then this is one seminar you don’t want to miss. Ryan Miller, DO will talk in general about pain in the upper extremities, nerve compression, osteoarthrosis, thumb pain, and different conditions or issues that cause pain. He too will touch on ways to help manage conditions and share advancement in treatment options.
The Seminar will be held on Thurs, October 18, 2018 in the Portneuf Medical Center Pebble Creek Conference Room. The seminar is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6pm; presentation will begin at 6:30p and light refreshments will be served. Registration is preferred; please call 208-239-2033 to reserve a seat or register for this community seminar at Portneuf.org/event.
Medically Reviewed by: Ryan Miller, DO