In this condition a nerve in your hand called the median nerve gets compressed because of the narrowing of the passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This may cause numbness, weakness or pain that radiates up the arm. The narrowing can happen because of injuries in your hand or because of the rheumatoid arthritis.
Carpal Tunnel surgery is performed by making an incision on the wrist side of your palm and cutting the ligament to relieve the pressure on the median nerve. This process is called surgical decompression.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome happens from compression of the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve runs from the neck to the hand.
The symptoms are numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand. Cubital Tunnel most likely affect's the little finger, ring finger, and inside the hand.
If medication and conservative techniques do not relieve symptoms, patient may have to undergo decompression surgery. This relieves pressure on the ulnar nerve, reducing symptoms.
When you overuse your forearm or you have any trauma, then this condition is caused. It causes inflammation of the tendons in your forearm. When the inner elbow is involved, it is Golfer’s elbow and when outer elbow is involved, it is called Tennis elbow. Conservative techniques can resolve this condition, but if the pain persists for a long time, then surgery may be required.
In the surgery, the damaged tendon is removed either by arthroscopy or by open surgery.
These are non-cancerous lumps filled with jelly like fluid. These can appear in your wrist or your hand. Sometimes it can get resolved by itself. However, if the ganglion cyst compresses your nerve, it may cause pain and a surgical removal is required.
During the surgery, Dr. Deepak will mark your cyst and then cuts open the cyst. The capsule and the stalk of the cyst is removed.
This is a condition in which cord of tissue under the skin of your palm causes the fingers to curl and fold. This is a painful condition in which you will not be able to grab objects and perform activities with your fingers which are away from the thumb.
The surgical procedure to treat this condition is known as fasiectomy. The developed cord under the skin of your palm is divided into two so that the contraction reduces and there is substantial
improvement in activities of the palm.
Arthritis is a disease that attacks the tissues of your joints (cartilage). A cartilage is a coating at the ends of the bones. When the cartilage breaks down, the ends of your bones become exposed, rub against each other and wear away. As there are many joints in our wrist / hand, arthritis kicks in easily.
Arthritis of the hand causes pain and swelling, stiffness and deformity. There are various ways of managing pain. You can consult Dr. Deepak for more details.