Based in Memphis, TN, Garrett Gambill serves as a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. Garrett Gambill is interested in neurology and orthopedics. He is also interested in entering the field of sports medicine.
Orthopedics encompasses conditions of the musculoskeletal system and treating skeletal deformities. One issue affecting the hand and wrist is carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition centers on a passageway within the wrist that allows tendons and the median nerve to pass through and move the fingers.
Tightness or injuries to the region can lead to swollen tissues and the tunnel pressing against the median nerve. This result in symptoms such as tingling in the hand, numbness, pain, and loss of motor function. With symptoms developing gradually, they have a tendency to be more severe on the hand’s thumb side.
Once thought to be primarily caused by repetitive movements such as typing, the syndrome is now believed to have to do with congenital predisposition and a narrow carpal tunnel. With other causes including fracture, sprain, and habitual movement, the condition may also arise from thyroid disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or pregnancy.
Nonsurgical interventions such as physical therapy and pain medicine are recommended initially. Those who experience persistent pain for more than six months may also consider carpal tunnel release, a surgery that effectively expands the carpal tunnel.
A graduate of a bachelor of arts in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, Garrett Gambill has served as a medical assistant with Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates since 2018. Interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine, Garrett Gambill is a fan of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Tennessee Titans, and the Memphis Redbirds of Minor League Baseball.
On June 12, the Memphis Redbirds earned the “Rallybirds” title again after beating their adversary, the Gwinnett Stripers, 4-3. Rain delayed the game by an hour and 15 minutes, but eventually, the play was begun, and the game went three hours and 41 minutes.
Not long after the commencement of the game, John Nogowski floated a soft single into center field, obtaining a goal for Memphis, which was subsequently overwhelmed by 3 goals from the opponent until the bottom of the seventh. Juan Yepez scored two runners by lacing a double to the left-central gap, bringing the game to a draw. Memphis' victory was finalized in the bottom of the eighth when Conner Capel lofted a high fly across the left-field line.
A proud affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals for over two decades, the Memphis Redbirds have claimed one Triple-A National Championship and four League Championships. The team frequently updates its social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) with the latest developments. Ticket information for events can be accessed at memphisredbirds.com/tickets.
Garrett Gambill - Medical Assistant in Dermatology Practice.