Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC

Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC

DR. NEIL S. ROTH – CARPAL TUNNEL TREATMENT NYC

For the third consecutive year, New York Sports Medicine Institute founder Neil S. Roth, MD has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of New York’s Best Doctors in Midtown. This prestigious list is determined by other doctors, and NYSMI takes pride in what is yet another acknowledgment of the high level of expertise that can be found at the New York Sports Medicine Institute. Contact our Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC today to learn more!

New York Sports Medicine Institute – a comprehensive sports medicine practice providing orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and concussion care – provides patients living or working in Westchester access to the region’s top sports medicine doctors and healthcare professionals in a single convenient White Plains location.

Local Orthopedic Doctor in Midtown

Dr. Roth is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. Dr. Roth completed his sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, and he served as an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings and Angels, the Anaheim Ducks and the University of Southern California. He has consulted on orthopedic issues with the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics baseball clubs. Dr. Roth has been a member of the staff of the prestigious Lenox Hill orthopedic teaching hospital in New York City since 2003, and where he still practices. He is a highly skilled and experienced doctor for Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC on 210 East 64th Street. Schedule your appointment today by filling out a form on our website.

 

Wrist Fractures

The bones of wrist consist of eight small bones located at the base of the hand (carpal bones) where they join the two large bones in the arm − the radius and the ulna. When a break is sustained in the area of the wrist, this is referred to as a wrist fracture. Wrist fractures are most frequently caused by falling on an outstretched arm, but a wrist fracture can also be the result of direct trauma to the wrist, such as being hit by a baseball or a collision with a football helmet. Individuals suffering from osteoporosis, a condition where bones become thinner and more fragile, wrist fractures can occur from an even lesser degree of force applied to the area.

The most common wrist fracture is called a distal radius fracture. The radius is the arm bone that connects to the wrist near the thumb side of the hand, and the end of the radius that meets at the wrist is called the distal end, thus a fracture to this area of the bone is known as a distal radius fracture. A wrist fracture involving the other large bone in the arm is called a distal ulna fracture.

X-rays are typically required to properly diagnose wrist fractures. Treatment of wrist fractures may include use of a cast or splint to stabilize the area, allowing for the fracture to heal on its own. When necessary, minimally invasive use of an arthroscope is employed to diagnose complex wrist fractures. Arthroscopic wrist surgery may be warranted for fractures that result in small fragments of bone requiring removal, or fractured bones in need of alignment and stabilization to enable proper healing.

Tendonitis of the Wrist

Tendonitis of the wrist occurs when a series of small tears to the tendons results in inflammation. Individuals coping with tendonitis of the wrist may feel soreness or swelling in the wrist and find it more challenging to move fingers or grasp objects. Tendonitis of the wrist may also trigger pain in the fingers, but it’s a “referred” pain from the wrist. A popping “trigger finger” is evidence of a tendon problem.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are benign (non-cancerous) lumps that develop along the tendons or joints of the wrist or hand. This condition is more common among young women than other demographic groups; the cyst is well known in particular to female gymnasts, who apply hard stress to their wrists. With their soft, lumpy feel and the possibility of soreness or numbness when the cyst presses on a nerve, this can be a bothersome condition. In many cases, a healthy immune system will eventually take care of the cyst, but a particularly painful occurrence may require examination and treatment by an orthopedic physician.

Arthritis

Arthritis attacks the cartilage in joints, and the wrist can be a prime target, particularly if there is a history of fracture or other a bone there in the past. Hand and wrist pain is the key symptom, which can become more acute when the weather changes from sunny to rainy. An arthritic wrist can make a “cracking” noise as the cartilage deteriorates.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome has received much attention, yet it occurs less frequently than arthritis, tendonitis, and conditions that cause hand pain or wrist pain. Carpel tunnel syndrome is an injury to the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand. The carpal tunnel itself is a tight space that sits between the wrist bone and a band of fibrous tissue that normally supports the wrist joint. When pressure is put on the tissue, the resulting tingling, numbness and radiating hand and wrist pain can range from inconvenient to incapacitating.

Finger Fractures

There are fourteen bones in the hand that make up the fingers called phalanges. There are three phalanges in each finger except for the thumb, which contains two. In the case of athletic injuries, finger fractures may be the result of trauma sustained by being “jammed” by a ball or landing awkwardly from a fall. Non-athletic finger fractures can result from fingers caught in a door or other such accidents.

X-rays may be necessary to diagnose finger fractures. Treatment is most often non-surgical, though severe cases may require surgery to implement screws, pins or wire to hold fractured bones together for optimal healing to occur.

Treatment for Wrist and Hand Injuries

Unlike injuries to the lower extremities, where an individual can still function more or less normally while staying off their feet, a condition of the hand or wrist can compromise every aspect of your daily life. Tasks such as driving a car or tying one’s shoes can become challenging or even “off-limits.”

Getting fast, effective relief from pain begins with a complete evaluation, followed by a course of treatment that may include minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. During arthroscopic surgery, the orthopedic surgeon creates small incisions in the wrist or hand, inserts a miniature camera, called an arthroscope, to get a close look at the source of the problem. With the interior of the wrist or hand displayed on a monitor, the surgeon uses tiny instruments mounted on the arthroscope to remove or repair tissues, fractures, and other disorders.

Most Common Orthopedic Treatment

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Evaluation and treatment of hand and wrist conditions, including tendonitis, ganglion cyst, sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendon injuries, and nerve injuries

Are you experiencing a tingling sensation in your thumbs, index, and middle fingers that have progressively gotten worse? Is there a feeling of discomfort in your wrist and palm that isn’t subsiding? If so, these can be the telltale signs of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Luckily, at the New York Sports Medicine Institute we can offer orthopedics in Westchester County, NY to help treat your carpal tunnel syndrome and related complications.                 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The narrow pathway on the palm side of your wrist is what’s known as the carpal tunnel.  Inside this pathway is the median nerve, which runs from your forearm to your hand. When pressure is put on this nerve, repercussions such as tingling, numbing, or weakness within your fingers and hands will likely occur. This sensation is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Another symptom of this burdensome condition can be a feeling of uneasiness in your palms and wrists.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Risk factors that can lead to pressure being put on the median nerve tend to include a few of the following:

  • Anatomic factors.
  • Nerve damage or inflammatory conditions.
  • Obesity.
  • Workplace conditions.

Our team at New York Sports Medicine Institute is extremely well-versed in the treatment of both carpal tunnel syndrome and other wrist-related conditions. Our orthopedists are committed to providing top-quality orthopedic care to all patients. 

Prevention

While seeking out orthopedics in Westchester County, NY can be a means of treatment, there are steps you can take to help prevent this condition from developing entirely.  Such methods may include a few of the following helpful suggestions:

  • Changing your computer mouse.
  • Improving your posture.
  • Taking frequent breaks.
  • Reducing your force and relaxing your grip

The primary purpose of these techniques is to help reduce the stress placed on your hands and wrists. The less stress placed, the higher chances you have of avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome,

Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC

Though it’s a common condition, carpal tunnel syndrome is still a disease that requires abrupt treatment. The disorder can lead to permanent muscle damage or even complete loss of hand function if left untreated. Receiving prompt care is imperative, which is why looking into orthopedics in Westchester County, NY can make all the difference. Treatments that may be recommended by our orthopedists include:

  • Immobilization. 
  • Medication.
  • Surgery (for serious complication).

You can also make changes on your own to help reduce discomfort. Keeping your wrists straight, avoiding extending and flexing your wrists repeatedly, and correctly positioning your hands and wrists while working are all great ways to start treatment.  

No matter the condition, whenever nerves are involved immediate actions should be taken to avoid the risk of permanent damage. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a perfect example of this type of prompt treatment. At New York Sports Medical Institute, your care will be put above all else. Request an appointment today to get your hands back into top shape! 

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON WORK RELATED INJURIES?

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What are Work Related Injuries? 

Work related injuries are any injury, illness, or condition that is a direct result of an action that you perform while at your job location. Each individual occupation comes with its own internal risks. This being said, there are jobs that tend to pose more of a risk to its employees than others. According to studies found by the workers compensation doctors in New Jersey, at NYSMI, there are approximately seven million work related injuries that occur each year. However, there are some injuries that arise more often than others. 

The following include but are not limited to the most common work related issues: 

Physical Injuries: Injuries that are caused by physical contact 

  • Cuts, gashes, and punctures 
  • Slips, trips, and falls 
  • Sprains, strains, and tears 

Occupational Illnesses: Illnesses that develop over time

  • Mesothelioma 
  • Occupational asthma 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Repetitive Stress Injuries: Injuries from repetitive movements  

  • Carpal tunnel 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Bursitis 

What Causes Work Related Injuries? 

As previously mentioned, work related injuries are injuries and other issues that happen as a result of the job. Oftentimes, these injuries are accidents due to overexertion or unsafe working conditions. To ensure that you do not get injured at work, NYSMI highly recommends that you wear all necessary protective equipment and follow all safety protocols. More often than not, work related injuries occur when safety procedures are not followed or protective equipment is not properly worn or used. Workplace injuries can often be prevented by following all of the safety procedures listed by your employer. 

How Can I Prevent Work Related Injuries? 

As previously mentioned, the first step to prevent work related injuries is to take the necessary precautions. Simply wearing the correct protective gear can go a long way. It is also important to mitigate hazards and ensure that any company equipment is well maintained and inspected. Injuries can be prevented as long as safety measurements are being monitored and enforced. If you are concerned about your safety at work you should communicate with your employer to discuss options in which your well-being can be taken more into consideration. If the problem persists or adequate measures are not taken, Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC recommend you to contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and inform them of the dangerous conditions you believe you are working in. 

What is Workers Compensation? 

Workers compensation is a form of insurance that provides financial benefits to an individual who suffers from a work-related injury on the job and is at no fault of their own. If you do not receive coverage, workers can sue their employers to help cover lost wages or medical costs. Because of this, workers compensation can help cover such things as lost wages, medical costs, ongoing care costs, or funeral expenses. It is important to keep in mind that these benefits are not available if the employee intentionally hurts themself or gets hurt or sick outside of work. You should file for workers compensation once you are officially unable to work because of your injury with a doctor’s orders. Your employer may try to claim that your injuries occurred elsewhere, so the timeliness of your claim is extremely important.

How Can I Get Workers Compensation? 

Our experts of Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC says that in order to be eligible for workers compensation, you must be an employee, your employer must carry workers compensation insurance, and your injury or illness must be work related. If an incident occurs that leaves you unable to work, you can request forms from your employer and send the completed forms to the workers compensation board. Your injury must also stem from a work related action. You may not be covered by workers compensation if you are at fault for your injuries or if the injury occurred outside of work on your own time. 

Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC

Here at NYSMI, we take a complete and personalized approach to our patients’ care. We thoroughly evaluate and treat patients after their injuries to appropriately facilitate a safe, healthy, and improved return to their daily lives. If you would like to learn more about how our Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC can help, contact us today or check out our website.

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210 East 64th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021

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Email: [email protected]

New York Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
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222 N. Westchester Avenue, Suite 307/308,
White Plains, NY 10604

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White Plains Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Late hours by special appointment only.