Treatments & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Common Injuries & Conditions | Hand Microsurgery in Erie, PA

Injuries and chronic conditions of the hand, arm and shoulder prevent many people every day from working, playing sports, and doing the things they love. People of all ages come to Hand, Microsurgery and Reconstructive Orthopaedics for specialized treatment in Erie, PA. From little kids who hurt themselves while playing to workers who injure themselves on the job, our team of specialized medical staff can help patients recover in no time. Hand Microsurgery provides treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

The medical staff of Hand Microsurgery are experienced in working with people who suffer from repetitive motion injuries and conditions. Repetitive motion injuries develop because of miniscule tears in muscle tissue which are caused by a repeating, constant motion.

When these tears happen faster than your body can heal them, it causes an inflammation of the tissue and results in pain or discomfort. Tendinitis, bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome are among the most common repetitive motion injuries in the United States.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the nerves of the wrist and hand, sometimes caused by a repetitive motion. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist that allows for certain tendons and a major nerve pass from the forearm into the hand. With carpal tunnel syndrome, the tendon sheath may thicken and expand reducing the amount of space inside the carpal tunnel causing pain and discomfort. At Hand Microsurgery, there are multiple forms of medical treatment used such as:

  • Splinting
  • Medications
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Surgery

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling and numbness  in the wrist or forearm can make even simple tasks hard to do. Carpal tunnel can be treated and symptoms can easily be controlled. Orthopaedic medical treatments can help relieve symptoms without surgery by treating inflammation and helping prevent swelling.

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