Millions of Americans spend 40+ hours per week tip-tapping away at a desk job, often followed by a sit down dinner, a night of Netflix, or curling up with a favorite book in the recliner. It’s hard to argue with the fact that, as a whole, we all spend too much time sitting—and it can … Continue reading 4 Ways to Keep Your Body Healthy & Pain-Free if You Have a Desk Job
With the weather cooling off and summertime activities winding down, kids can get a little stir crazy—and parents along with them. For moms and dads with high energy kids who need an active outlet, you’re in luck! Our fairly mild WNC weather means fun doesn’t have to stop when summer ends. If you’re looking for … Continue reading 5 Fun Fall Things to Do in Asheville for Active Kids
What does a Carolina Hand surgeon do for vacation? For Dr. Minkin, it’s an adventure deep beneath the earth’s surface (just a quick glance at the beautiful photos on his bio may give that away). He recently took a trip to Central America, where he and a local crew enjoyed a multi-day expedition through the … Continue reading Dr. Bruce Minkin’s Adventures with Jaguars, Bushwacking & Underground Caves in Belize
If you’ve broken a bone, you’re going to need to keep the affected joints immobilized for a period of time to ensure the tissues heal correctly. In many cases, there’s no better way to safely immobilize the area—and ensure as speedy a recovery as possible—than applying a cast. If your doctor has put you in … Continue reading Cast Care: How to Keep Your Cast Comfortable and Clean
If you work at a computer (or have a job that involves repetitive motion) and are experiencing wrist pain, you’ve likely wondered if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms are both uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you need your hands for practically everything you do. While it’s estimated that only a small percentage of … Continue reading Do I Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? And How Can I Treat It?