Most of us have smartphones or tablets these days, and even if you don’t have many apps, you still could spend several hours a day swiping, scrolling and tapping. That could leave you with cramped, stiff or aching fingers and hands. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show Take Care, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Dr. Daniel Polatsch, an orthopedic hand surgeon and co-director of the New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lenox Hill, about what we can do to minimize pain associated with smartphone overuse.
Joining us this week to discuss some of the preventative measures you can take, as well as treatment options, is Dr. Daniel Polatsch. Co-director of the New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lenox Hill Hospital, Polatsch is one of the leading doctors in comprehensive management of complex hand, wrist, and elbow disorders in New York.
Congratulations once again to Dr. Polatsch and Beldner for being recognized by their peers as New York’s Best Doctors.
Congratulations to Dr. Beldner and Dr. Polatsch on being chosen once again as one of New York’s SuperDoctors which was listed in this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine.
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WATCH | A wrist and hand doctor explains the health risks that come with holding a smartphone the wrong way.Here’s a wakeup call for those of you poking your thumbs into your smartphones some thousands of times a day: You could be doing serious damage to your hands and wrists!
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