Conditions Treated by Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA

Ganglion Cyst in Fresno, CA

A ganglion cyst is a small mass or bump that develops under the skin near the wrist joint. It is also possible for a ganglion cyst to develop on the finger joints or thumb. They are commonly filled with a thick clear fluid and are attached to the tendons around the joints. At Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA, we treat ganglion cysts with a few different methods if the cyst does not go away on its own. A syringe can be inserted into the cyst to drain the fluid, or a surgery can be done to remove the whole cyst.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in Fresno, CA

Cubital tunnel syndrome causes a tingling feeling in the forearm and outer finger of the hand. This is caused by the ulnar nerve, more commonly referred to as the “funny bone”. In some cases, it may also cause weakness in the hand. Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA offers treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome in the form of preventative life-style changes and surgery.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Fresno, CA

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the main nerves that travel through the carpal arch. This arch is made of bones and ligaments through which a complex system of tissues passes through. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, tingling, and pinching aching. Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA offers non-surgical treatment options like wrist splints, steroid injections, as well as physical therapies. IN severe cases, surgery is also a treatment option.

Wrist Pain in Fresno, CA

Radial, ulnar, and central wrist pain are all located in the wrist and are characterized by the area in which the pain is occurring (the thumb, pinky, or middle of wrist). Treatment options for wrist pain at Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA, will differ greatly depending on what is causing your wrist pain, but will commonly include taking medication, receiving steroid injections, and avoiding stressors.

Tennis Elbow in Fresno, CA

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a condition where the tendons attached to the outside of the elbow begin to disintegrate. This condition can cause pain in the elbow when making any sort of movement. Treatment for tennis elbow at the Regional Hand Center in Fresno, CA, includes anti-inflammatory medication, steroids, or wearing a brace/splint. In severe cases, surgery may be required to relieve your tennis elbow symptoms.

Fingertip Injuries in Fresno, CA

Fingertips include the bones, fingernails, and pads of skin at the end of your fingers. Fingertip injuries can include blunt force trauma, crushes, dislocations, or cuts. Due to the vast amount of nerve endings in the fingertips, an injury in this area of the body requires specialized care like that offered at the Regional Hand Center. Fingertip injury treatment in Fresno, CA, includes techniques such as splints, surgeries, closed reduction, nailbed repair, and hematoma decompression.

Forearm Fractures in Fresno, CA

A forearm fracture is characterized by a break or fracture in either the radius or ulna, the two bones that rotate around each other and make up the forearm. When either of these bones are compromised, it can severely limit movement and cause pain. Forearm fracture treatment in Fresno, CA, at the Regional Hand Center includes casting, rest, and limited activity. In cases of severe injury surgery may be needed.

Trigger Finger in Fresno, CA

Trigger finger, sometimes called stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that prevents the tendons that control the first three fingers from gliding correctly during movement. This is a common, ye treatable, condition. Trigger finger treatment in Fresno, CA includes splinting, medications, lifestyle changes, and physical therapy. The Regional Hand Center also offers surgery in the cases where non-surgical treatments do not work.

Nerve and Tendon Injuries in Fresno, CA

There are a vast number of tendons and nerves in both the hands and arms, when these nerves or tendons become compromised, a full range of motion in the hands or forearms can become very difficult. An orthopedic hand specialist at the Regional Hand Center can offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for nerve and tendon injuries in Fresno, CA.

Hand Fractures in Fresno, CA

Each hand is made up of a complex system of nerves and many, many small bones. When any one of these bones is broken, you have what is considered a hand fracture. This can limit your range of motion in your hands, wrist, and fingers. Hand fracture treatment in Fresno, CA, at the Regional Hand Center includes surgery, casts, or splints. In the most severe cases of hand fracture, bone grafts may be required.

Wrist Fractures in Fresno, CA

The wrist is made up of 8 different small bones. When any one of these bones is broken, you have a wrist fracture. Swelling, pain, numbness, tingling, and a decreased range of motion are all signs of a wrist fracture. Wrist fracture treatment in Fresno, CA, at the Regional Hand Center includes a splint, cast, or surgery.

De Quervain’s Syndrome in Fresno, CA

Your hands and wrists contain a numerous number of tendons. These tendons run through a tunnel called the first extensor compartment. De Quervain’s syndrome is when these nerves become enlarged, and the tunnel becomes too narrow. As a result, you may experience pain in the wrist or thumb when grasping items or twisting your wrist. Treatment for De Quervain’s syndrome in Fresno, CA, includes splints, medication, and steroid injections.

Sports Injuries in Fresno, CA

Sports related hand injuries are acquired during athletic endeavors and can include conditions such as mallet finger, stress fractures, joint dislocations, or scaphoid fractures. Hand-related sport injury treatment in Fresno, CA includes wrist braces, anti-inflammatory medications, or surgery.

About Fresno, CA

Fresno is a major city in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the fifth most populous city in California as of the 2020 census and is named for the abundant amount of ash trees lining the San Joaquin River. Fresno, CA, is deeply rooted in its agricultural background, being the “raisin capital of the world”. The affordable cost of living and diverse community back it an attractive option for many people.

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