Hand and Wrist Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
Feeling pain in your hand or wrist? You should schedule an appointment right away with a hand surgeon. Because there are certain hand and wrist symptoms you shouldn’t ignore or it could lead to permanent damage. To find relief, consulting with only the best hand surgeon in Arizona will give you the most appropriate treatments in the most effective way, which could include minimally invasive surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is common and if severe enough, treatment and surgery is required. If you are feeling any numbness or tingling in your hand or arm, it could be caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist which is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. The symptoms can start gradually, causing numbness and tingling in your thumb, index and middle fingers that comes and goes or sometimes you can even get the feeling of an electric shock in your fingers that could travel to your wrist and arm. These types of sensations in your arm and hand usually occur while holding a steering wheel, using a phone or holding a newspaper and can become so annoying that it will actually wake you up. The best carpal tunnel doctor in Chandler, Dr. Fitzmaurice, offers different options and treatments based on your unique conditions. The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute is home to the EndoTech Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System, which is the quickest way to find relief and return back to your daily activities. This is the safest and most advanced minimally invasive technique that eliminates any chance of additional injury during the process.
When your finger gets stuck in a bent position and then snaps straight, the tendon becomes inflamed and is known as trigger finger. Symptoms of painful trigger finger include stiffness, a popping or clicking sensation or tenderness in the affected finger and are often times worse in the morning hours. Women are more likely to experience trigger finger and so are those with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Trigger finger can be very uncomfortable and have an impact on your day to day routine. It all depends on the severity of your trigger finger, but there are non-surgical treatments available at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute as well. If you are going to have surgery, the EndoTech Endoscopic Trigger Finger Release Procedure helps you find quick relief while receiving the best comprehensive care. Dr. Fitzmaurice developed this system designed with only high quality instruments that delivers a safe procedure with a quick recovery time.
Tennis elbow is when there is irritation of the tissue that connects your forearm muscle to your elbow. The pain usually occurs on the outside of the elbow, but can sometimes impact the forearm and wrist. Repetitive wrist and arm motions is the main cause of tennis elbow and treatment can vary, depending on each patient. After undergoing a procedure to find relief from tennis elbow, you can usually expect significant improvement in just 12 weeks and remain symptom free for over a year. The best results have come from Dr. Fitzmaurice’s EndoTech Endoscopic Tennis Elbow Release Procedure where only the smallest incision possible is created that significantly increases the healing of the tendons.
If you are looking for care right away, same day surgery is available for those who need rapid relief and there is no appointment necessary at Dr. Fitzmaurice’s urgent hand care in Scottsdale. You will only see the best hand and wrist specialist in the business and receive the proper care based on your needs.