There is nothing quite like a hand issue to make you realize how much you really rely on your hands. A hand problem can prevent you from doing the simplest of tasks. Our plastic surgeon will use an effective multidisciplinary approach to treat conditions that affect your hands.
Arthritis Of Hand
Arthritis Of Hand is a condition that can affect multiple joints in the body. It is also popular by the name of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is the result of an auto immune response (when the body’s cells attack its own tissues). It can cause pain, swelling, inflammation, restriction of movement and destruction of joint surfaces.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand and wrist. And it is also caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tendons and ligaments that surround the median nerve. It is travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. It normally develops between the ages of 45 and 64 years, and the prevalence increases with age. It can appear in one or both wrists. It is more common in women than in men.
Chronic Regional Pain
Chronic Regional Pain is also known as Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It is a condition of intense burning pain, stiffness, swelling, and discoloration that most often affects the hand, arms, legs, and feet. The pain of CRPS is usually triggered by an injury. CRPS is most common in people ages 20-35. The syndrome also can occur in children, it affects women more often than men. Chronic Regional Pain syndrome was previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Sudeck’s atrophy, shoulder-hand syndrome, or causalgia.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
It is a condition that is brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The ulnar nerve passes directly below the “funny bone” where it is susceptible to pressure. When the pressure on the nerve becomes great enough to disturb the way the nerve works, then tingling, pain and numbness maybe felt in the elbow, forearm, hand and fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the pressure on the nerve is significant enough, and sustained for a sufficient period to disturb the way the ulnar nerve works.
Cysts and Mucous Cysts
A mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. Mucous cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that tend to develop in the mouth or on the fingers and toes. They are not harmful, but they can be uncomfortable. A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or under your skin.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a condition that results from inflammation of the tendons at the base of the thumb. These tendons run through a relatively rigid tunnel in the distal part of the forearm. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tendons in the tunnel results in De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition in which there is a thickening of the tissues in the palm and in the fingers and thumb. The thickened tissue forces several fingers – usually your ring and pinky fingers – to curl in toward your palm. The bending caused by the thick tissue is called contracture.
A ganglion is a collection of jellylike fluid that arises either from a joint or from the sheath of a tendon. Ganglion cysts can be painful if they press on a nearby nerve. Ganglion cysts, also known as Bible cysts, are more common in women, and 70% occur in people between the ages of 20-40. Rarely, ganglion cysts can occur in children younger than 10 years.
Hand therapy is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of hand and upper limb injuries. Hand therapy has addressed the particular need among people for a well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable specialist to handle the complex recovery processes of hand and upper extremity injuries, disease, and trauma. Hand therapy employs a variety of therapeutic mechanisms enabling patients to reclaim their optimal level of function. Hand therapy can benefit patients in many ways.
Trigger Finger is also known as Carpal tunnel syndrome. Trigger Finger is a set of symptoms that arises due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger.