What is it…? A myxoid cyst, or digital mucous cyst, is a small, noncancerous bump most often found near a joint at the end of your finger. It is a sac filled with fluid that appears on the finger, above the joint located next to the nail (the distal interphalangeal joint). The stalk of the Read More
Injection Basics: You’re going to do WHAT to me?
When coming to the orthopedist/sports medicine doctor, many patients often need and want injections. Knowing what is coming can help relieve a lot of the procedural anxiety, and make the process less painful and an overall easier experience. In general it comes down to localizing, sterilizing, Read More
Relieving Chronic Pain from Tennis Elbow
Relieving Chronic Pain from Tennis Elbow What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that happens when the tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually from doing the same wrist and arm movements over and over again. Even though it's called Read More
November 2022 Hand Surgery Topic De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis continued…..
Hello, I am Dr. Ayisha Livingstone, MD, a Fellowship trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Hand Surgeon. I reside and practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with the South Florida Orthopedic Group. I completed my Orthopedic Residency at the University of Miami, and my Fellowship at the University of Read More
Nutrition-Tis the season!
As the holidays approach, it is important to keep in mind the overall nutritional recommendations and guidelines for maintaining a healthy weight through the season. You’ve been working hard all year, don’t let a few days or weeks derail it. Note that I say nutrition, not diet. Certainly, there are Read More
Common Ways People Tear Their ACL
The Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the four major ligaments in the knee joint. It helps maintain the rotational stability of your knee and prevents the shinbone from slipping in front of the thigh bone as it connects the thighbone to the shinbone. It helps with bending and rotating Read More
What Not To Do After Spine Surgery
Spine surgery is a big deal, and rehabilitation is a big part of making sure that patients get the most out of their surgery. Rehabilitation (physical therapy, exercise) can help people recover as quickly and completely as possible after spine surgery. It's like making sure your body is straight and Read More
Nutritional supplements: Magic pill, or another piece in the puzzle?
Approximately ⅔ of athletes are taking dietary supplements. Protein products are the most prevalent, with energy drinks, creatine, and amino acids also being commonly taken. By definition, a supplement is a vitamin, mineral, herb/botanical, amino acid, dietary substance, and must be taken Read More
My Knee Hurts and I Didn’t Injure It
Knee pain is one of the most conditions I see in the office. Sometimes the pain starts after a fall or injury and the source of the pain is usually associated with the trauma that occurred very recently. For others, the pain begins slowly and steadily and worsens after a period of increased Read More
Best Exercises for Treating and Preventing Golfer’s Elbow
Preventing Golfer's Elbow takes some effort. Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, causes pain, inflammation, and tenderness in the muscles inside the elbow and forearm. This condition is typically the result of overuse or general wear and tear of the tendons, bones, and muscles in Read More