from the Sun Sentinel
Longtime West Boca Medical Center and private practice hand surgeon Dr. Michael Joyner sees his share of holiday mishaps – cutting holiday appetizers or prepping dinner with arthritis or using too sharp a knife – and has sage advice on how to ward off hand injuries.
What has arthritis got to do with food preparation?
They don’t have a good hold or grip. A lot of times, they’ll get a cut or laceration. In the hand, it doesn’t bleed so much, but may a hit a nerve. Many times they’ll have a constant numbness or tingling.
Does it get worse?
The longer you wait, the less likely it will be repaired.
What should people do if this happens to them?
I would follow up with a hand surgeon and be evaluated in a timely fashion. That can make a difference in your treatment plan.