Dr. Jane Fedorczyk Discusses Hand Problems and Prevention in Energy Times
March 29, 2013 — “If you do a lot of texting or repetitive pinching from something like knitting, you’re more at risk for arthritis,” Dr. Jane Fedorczyk said to Claire Sykes, a writer at Energy Times magazine. Dr. Fedorczyk’s expertise in the areas of arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, circulation problems, and keeping hands healthy added to the wealth of knowledge in Sykes’ article that appeared on page 16 in the March 2013 issue of the magazine. The article, “Helping Hands: Arthritis, overuse and circulation problems can lead to cold, painful fingers,” gives an anatomical overview of several hand conditions, their symptoms, and recommendations to promote hand health. “Keep joints flexible every day, and strengthen fingers by spreading them apart and back together, and making a strong fist. Pay attention to pain,” Dr. Fedorczyk added. It’s important to consult a specialized therapist if pain and other symptoms persist. The American Society of Hand Therapists’ (ASHT) website has a directory of practicing hand therapists. Dr. Fedorczyk, who is the director of the Drexel Hand Therapy Program, is the Vice President of the ASHT and in line to become President of the organization.