Entries by Micah Worrell, DO

Don’t let your hand go numb when your yard goes green: Carpal tunnel symptoms

As things green up and it feels safe to turn on the sprinklers, May in Colorado brings warm days, beautiful budding trees and plants…and an outdoor to-do list longer than the checkout line at Home Depot. From gardening and raking to painting and cleaning, many of the most common spring maintenance tasks require the repetitive […]

Is a broken bone casting a shadow on your kid’s summer fun?

How to get through summer with a broken bone, such as a fractured arm, broken wrist or leg. Summer is a great time for adventure: swimming, climbing, biking, running, and…sometimes falling. Fractures account for 25-30 percent of children visiting clinics during “fracture season.” A broken arm or broken wrist can feel like a real damper […]

Gamer’s Thumb causing you pain? Stop chasing Pokémon, see a hand doctor.

Do you have “texting thumb,” “gamer’s thumb” or carpal tunnel? Believe it or not, they’re all related to overuse and repetitive motion of the hand and wrist. Read on to learn the symptoms and when to see a hand doctor. No matter what you call it, injuries to muscles, tendons, and nerves from repetitive use […]

Cheerleader, Coach or Clueless? Parents: What’s Your Role in Youth Sports?

Whether you’re a life-long athlete or an armchair quarterback, if you are a parent, you likely keep a very close eye on your own young athletes. From workouts, to developmental progress, to performance, parents have a vested interest in their children’s athletic experience. And that’s a good thing, says Dr. James Ferrari, Advanced Orthopedic surgeon. “Young […]