Common Reasons for Hand Pain [Video]
Ask the Expert: Hand Video Series
About the video: What are the most common reasons for hand pain?
Curious what are the most common reasons for hand pain? Hear from Summit Orthopedics’ hand specialists, Robert Anderson, MD and Paul Donahue, MD as they share their insights on where hand pain typically comes from.
Meet Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson’s approach: “My own injuries and need for surgeries have helped me understand the patient experience. I’m a better listener and care provider as a result. I grew up and attended college in the area, so I know and understand the people of the Twin Cities.”
Dr. Anderson’s education: Dr. Anderson studied at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN to obtain his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Minnesota. He attended Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN for his residency in Orthopedics, and he completed advanced training as part of the Hand Surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center.
Meet Dr. Donahue
Dr. Donahue’s approach: “It’s important to keep moving as much as your body will allow comfortably on a daily basis, be it walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or skiing, to maintain your weight and health.”
Dr. Donahue’s education: Dr. Donahue completed his undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. After he obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, he completed his residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He later trained in the Hand Surgery fellowship program at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, KY
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