What is the carpal tunnel?

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of the wrist. The tunnel is surrounded underneath by the bones of the wrist and across the top has transverse carpal ligament. Inside the carpal tunnel are flexor tendons as well as the median nerve. It has an important function for movement of…

Osteoarthritis (OA) and the effects of cold weather

Osteoarthritis or OA, otherwise known as “wear and tear arthritis” is a degenerative condition and the most common form of arthritis. It most commonly affects the hands, spine, hips and knees. Osteoarthritis is by far the most common reason for joint replacement surgery when pain and disability from the worn joint causes significant functional limitation.…