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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 wrist doctors are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating wrist injuries and conditions.
The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the hand to those of the forearm. Pain in the wrist is quite common, but identifying the source of it can be difficult, as there are a multitude of injuries and conditions that can cause wrist pain.
Wrist pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse injuries like tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, or as the result of an injury from an accidental fall or recent sports injury, such as a fracture or sprain.
Though often associated with sudden or acute injuries, such as sprains or fractures, wrist pain can also be brought on by more long-term issues, such as repetitive stress or overuse, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
With regard to chronic conditions, such as tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) and carpal tunnel, your pain and discomfort may significantly worsen, if left untreated. This may implicate wrist surgery as a viable treatment option to relieve pain and restore function to your wrist.
It may be time to seek treatment with a wrist specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Increased pain in the wrist or thumb
- Tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
- Swelling or bruising on or around the wrist and forearm
- Inability to carry, open, or twist objects without pain
- Difficulty straightening the afflicted wrist
Our wrist doctors at Tidewater Orthopaedics understand that wrist pain can make simple, everyday tasks challenging, but rest assured our wrist doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.
While wrist conditions and injuries sometimes require surgical intervention, our wrist doctors only consider surgical treatment options after nonsurgical methods have proven unsuccessful. If surgery is necessary for you to make a full recovery, our wrist doctors will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to ensure optimal outcomes.
To consult with a wrist doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.
Why choose Tidewater Orthopaedics?
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of the wrist, our esteemed wrist specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating wrist injuries and conditions.
Our wrist doctors, Dr. Robert Campolattaro and Dr. Robert C. Mason, have the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your wrist injury or condition so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.
To consult with an Tidewater Orthopaedics wrist doctor, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.