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Why does my hand hurt when opening a jar or pill bottle?

This is an extremely common complaint that I hear from my patients over 50. The likely culprit is osteoarthritis. Arthritis is essentially the breakdown of cartilage in your joints over time.  This can occur through normal wear and tear of the joint as we age but can be accelerated by other causes. Factors such as obesity, [...]

Why does my hand hurt when opening a jar or pill bottle?2020-02-24T18:17:23+00:00

Meet Dr. Zimmer & Hear the Latest Innovations in Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis: From the Fingertip to the Shoulder The Latest Innovations in Arthritis Treatment with Dr. Scott Zimmer Everyone eventually develops arthritis at some point in their life. In fact, osteoarthritis in the joints is extremely common. So, what are the best ways to ease the pain? Join Scott Zimmer, MD, at Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center [...]

Meet Dr. Zimmer & Hear the Latest Innovations in Arthritis Treatment2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00

How Can I Get Tennis Elbow if I Don’t Play Tennis?

Tennis Elbow Can Happen to Anyone "Tennis Elbow" is a painful condition that can occur even to those who have never picked up a racket. Overuse, or any repetitive motion that uses the tendons on the outside, or lateral part of the elbow can cause it. Symptoms usually involve pain or sensitivity on the outer edge [...]

How Can I Get Tennis Elbow if I Don’t Play Tennis?2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00

Hand Pain in the Middle of Your Shift

I work with my hands, and they start to ache before my shift is over. What can be done to help? How to recognize symptoms before permanent damage occurs. Anyone who has ever worked at a job with repetitive hand motions, grasping, awkward hand positioning, gripping, vibration, or stress can tell you about the toll it [...]

Hand Pain in the Middle of Your Shift2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00

Hand and Wrist Numbness at Night

Do you ever have to “wake” your hand and wrist up at night because it feels numb and tingly? This could be a result of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist or a condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This condition is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the hand. If [...]

Hand and Wrist Numbness at Night2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00

Intense Workouts and Elbow Injuries

Elbow conditions are one of the most common afflictions affecting people of all ages.  I have seen a tremendous rise in complaints of elbow pain with the various intense work out programs that people are joining, such as Cross Fit. Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are the common names of lateral and medial epicondylitis, which are [...]

Intense Workouts and Elbow Injuries2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00

The difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis

Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are two of the most common complaints I see as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremities. There are some common overlapping symptoms such as pain and aching with gripping, but the two conditions are vastly different. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is increased pressure on the [...]

The difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis2020-02-16T10:21:12+00:00