Hand & Wrist

Expert, local orthopedic care for hand and wrist patients

  • The latest medical and surgical procedures for hand and wrist conditions and diseases, from work related injuries and arthritis to trauma and tendinitis
  • An Orthopedic Navigator who guides patients through the entire treatment process, from pre-education and testing to post treatment, rehabilitation and insurance assistance
  • State-of-the art diagnostic imaging right here in El Paso

Whether you’ve broken your wrist, torn a ligament, or are living with the long-term effects of a condition such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist conditions can limit your mobility and quality of life. At The Hospitals of Providence, you have convenient access to a team of orthopedic specialists who can help you get back to living life sooner.

Our goal is to start with non-surgical treatment options, offering patients pain management, in-network rehabilitation and physical therapy, as well as advanced imaging to help diagnose you quickly and start treating you immediately.

If surgery is needed, we have a team of physicians who are board-certified in orthopedic medicine and have a wealth of experience in performing minimally invasive procedures.

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10 Health Tips for People Who Sit for Long Hours

Sitting for a long period of time, whether it’s in the office or at home, can work against a person’s health in the long run. Ultimately, it may increase your risk for weight gain, heart disease, joint pain and diabetes, and it may also affect your posture.

If you are guilty of sitting majority of your day, here are some health tips that can help you avoid the long-term consequences that sitting for long hours may cause.

1. Support your back using a small pillow or towel to maintain good posture.

2. Position your computer screen at eye level to avoid straining your neck and eyes.

3. Keep your feet flat on the floor, so your body weight is evenly distributed across your hips.

4. Stand up every hour to stretch and just take a few minutes to move your body.

5. Go for a quick walk during your break time.

6. Take the stairs, instead of the elevator, as much as possible.

7. Remember to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise, 5 days a week, even in 10-minute increments.

8. Eat healthier and limit your sugar intake.

9. Commit to drinking more water.

10. Squeeze in short, high-intensity workouts in your schedule.

Final Thoughts

Sitting for long hours doesn’t have to completely compromise your health and well-being. Following the tips above can help you stay on top of your health as well as prevent the common health risks attached to living a sedentary lifestyle. However, if you’re experiencing signs of a chronic condition, whether it’s joint pain, diabetes or heart disease, please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to get checked as soon as possible.

Have a productive day ahead!

Harvard Health Publishing

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