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Hand pain can be debilitating for just about any occupation, but it hits musicians especially hard. When your hands become a source of pain and keep you from doing what you love, it can be difficult to handle and even impact your career. Putting off treatment can turn minor discomfort into an agonizing problem.
Musicians often encounter issues stemming from the repetitive nature of techniques used to play musical instruments. These movements can lead to stress on nerves located in the hands and wrists. Unfortunately, the resulting symptoms of pain, numbness and weakness can dramatically impact the ability to play.
Traditional treatments typically involve open surgery, which can be painful, require lengthy recovery, and may even result in significant scar tissue.
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Our minimally-invasive techniques have many patients playing their instrument within 7 days of their surgery. This is made possible using our exclusive Endotech® System which can even be performed using a local anaesthetic. Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice has had tremendous success with helping musicians from all over the country, including Los Angeles and Nashville as well as here in Arizona.
Who We Treat
While the two most common types of musicians we treat are guitarists and drummers, we also commonly treat musicians who play just about every instrument there is. We’ve found that almost all musicians can benefit from our incredibly fast recovery time and the ability to have their entire treatment performed in one day, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and trips for imaging and labs.
What We Treat
From tendonitis to carpal tunnel, trigger finger to arthritis, we do it all. No matter what affects your hands, we can work with you to get you back to playing music in less time than traditional hand surgery.
The experts at The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute understand your passion for music, and the importance of restoring proper function of your hands. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment with much less pain and downtime.
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