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To consult with a hand doctors at Tidewater Orthopaedics,
please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Pain, numbness and tingling in your hand may be from carpal tunnel syndrome. It happens when the area around the main nerve to your hand is too tight. The nerve is called the median nerve. And the small space in your wrist where it passes is called the carpal tunnel.

 

 

Carpal Tunnel Release:

This surgical procedure treats the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. It relieves pressure on a nerve that travels through your wrist. This nerve is called the "median" nerve.

 

 

Ganglion Cysts of the Hand:

A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms as a herniation from a joint capsule or tendon sheath. The sac is attached to the joint or tendon sheath by a "stalk" that allows fluid to move into the pouch from the joint or sheath. The stalk functions as a valve and often limits fluid drainage out of the cyst, allowing the cyst to increase - but not decrease - in size. In some cases the stalk functions as a two-way valve, allowing fluid to travel in both directions. This can enable the cyst to increase and decrease in size based on activities.

 

 

At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our specialty-trained hand doctors are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating hand injuries and conditions.

Pain in the hand can be caused by a wide range of issues, from a condition that has developed over time, such as carpal tunnel or arthritis, to a traumatic injury, such as a fracture or sprain.

In some cases, and if not detected early, conditions such as carpal tunnel may progress and worsen, causing severe pain and even immobility in the fingers, thumb, hand, and forearm. Lingering pain in the hand is often the result of a condition that has developed over time.

It may be time to seek medical treatment from a hand specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased hand and arm discomfort
  • Pain in the fingers while carrying, gripping, grasping, or twisting objects
  • Swelling and discomfort in the hand or afflicted joint
  • Changes in range of motion in the surrounding joints (for instance, if you are experiencing thumb joint pain, your adjacent finger joints may become more mobile than usual)
  • Warmth and/or redness in the hand, palm, and fingers
  • Numbness, tingling, or throbbing of the hand while resting or sleeping
  • A sensation of grating or grinding in the affected joint
  • The development of cysts on the end joints of your fingers

Our hand specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics understand that pain in the hand can disrupt your lifestyle and make simple, everyday activities difficult. Our doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.

To consult with a hand doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.

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Why choose Tidewater Orthopaedics?

With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of the hand, our esteemed hand specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating hand injuries and conditions.

Our hand doctors, Dr. Robert Campolattaro and Dr. Robert C. Mason, have the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your hand injury or condition so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.

To consult with a Tidewater Orthopaedics hand doctor, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.