Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dr. Weinstein - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dr. Weinstein


Treating carpal Tunnel SyndromeWe have heard much about the prevention and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for year nows. However, information on how to treat the musculoskeletal disorder is often left out of the conversation. With both males and females equally affected, hand function loss can be treated through surgery, several non-surgical alternatives, or a combination of both. Dr. Larry Weinstein performs several New York hand surgeries, one of which is aimed at treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

Signs and Symptoms

The most common signs and symptoms of CTS include:

1. numbness and tingling of one’s fingers
2. chronic pain in the thumb area which can extend as far as your neck
3. unusual range in temperature and/or touch senstation
4. burning sensation from wrist to fingers
5. inflammation in the hands and/or forearm
6. stiffness of fingers early in the morning

Who’s at Risk?

CTS is primarily a result of increased pressure of the median nerve which passes through the wrist’s carpal tunnel formed by bone and ligament. Your median nerve carries nerve impulses from the brain down to your hands.

Individuals who are at risk of CTS include those who work for jobs involving repeated movements of the hands and fingers for long periods of time. For the past decades, the disorder has been greatly reported amongst jack hammer operators, assembly line workers, housewives and athletes. With the advent of technology and highly specialized jobs, CTS has greatly increased amongst workers who frequently use personal computers.

Treatment with Dr. Weinstein

Mild symptoms with CTS are treated with resting hands, fingers and wrist. Anti-inflammatory drugs and wrist splints are also taken into consideration. However, moderate to severe signs may need to be remedied with surgery. Dr. Weinstein takes extra care in preparing and performing surgeries in treating CTS.

To be able to access the tissue causing pressure into the median nerve, Dr. Weinstein makes an incision in your palm down to your wrist. He will then remove the tissue, or a section of it, to relieve pain and nerve pressure as well as restore hand function. To promote healing while temporarily restricting motion, a large dressing and a splint may be employed. Scarring will be less noticeable when proper wound care is applied. Surgical outcomes may vary depending on the extent of nerve damage.

If you’re interested in finding out your surgical options in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, visit Dr. Weinstein today for a personal consultation.

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