Conditions Treated by Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA

Ganglion Cyst in Merced, CA

A ganglion cyst is a small mass or bump that develops under the skin near the wrist joint and is filled with a thick, clear liquid. While they are harmless and usually painless, they attach to the tendons on the wrist or fingers and can limit movement. At Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, we treat ganglion cysts that do not go away on their own with a variety of different methods.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in Merced, CA

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by a tingling in the outer forearm. This is caused by the ulnar nerve, which is more commonly referred to as the “funny bone.” Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Merced, CA

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the main nerves that travel through the carpal arch, leading to feelings of numbness, tingling, pinching, and aching. Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA offers effective non-surgical treatments in the form of wrist splints, steroid injections, and physical therapy. Surgery is also available to those with severe cases.

Wrist Pain in Merced, CA

Wrist pain can be characterized as either radial, ulnar, or central. Treatment options for wrist pain at Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, will differ greatly depending on what is causing your wrist pain and where the pain is located (thumb, pinky, or center), but will most likely involve taking medication, receiving steroid injections, and avoiding external stressors.

Tennis Elbow in Merced, CA

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is caused by the tendons attached to the outside of the elbow beginning to disintegrate. This condition can cause pain in the elbow during any kind of movement. Treatment for lateral epicondylitis at the Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, may include anti-inflammatory medication, steroids, or wearing a brace/splint. Surgery will be done in severe cases.

Fingertip Injuries in Merced, CA

Fingertip injuries can be caused by blunt force trauma, crushes (like getting slammed in a door), dislocations, or cuts. The fingertips contain a vast amount of nerve endings, so an injury in this area of the body requires highly specialized care. Regional Hand Center offers fingertip injury treatment in Merced, CA, with techniques such as splints, surgeries, closed reduction, nailbed repair, and hematoma decompression.

Forearm Fractures in Merced, CA

A forearm fracture is characterized by a break or fracture in either the two bones that make up the forearm, the radius and the ulna. Even the slightest injury to one of the bones can severely limit movement and activity and cause pain. Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, treats forearm fractures with methods including casting, rest, and limited activity. For severe fractures, surgery may be needed.

Trigger Finger in Merced, CA

Trigger finger, also called stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that prevents the tendons that control your pointer, middle, and ring fingers from gliding correctly when moving your hands. Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, treats trigger finger with methods including splinting, medications, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and surgery in severe cases.

Nerve and Tendon Injuries in Merced, CA

The hands and arms contain a vast network of nerves and veins. Just think about how nimble and dexterous they are. When any of these nerves or tendons become damaged, it can be difficult to achieve or maintain a full range of motion. Regional Hand Center can offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments for nerve and tendon injuries in Merced, CA.

Hand Fractures in Merced, CA

Each hand contains complex nerves and a multitude of tiny bones. A hand fracture is characterized by damage to any of these small bones and can limit your range of motion from your wrist to the tips of your fingers. Treatment for a fractured hand in Merced, CA, at the Regional Hand Center can include surgery, casts, or splints. In the most severe cases of hand fractures, bone grafts may be required.

Wrist Fractures in Merced, CA

When any one of the 8 bones that make up the wrist is damaged or broken, you have a wrist fracture. Signs of a wrist fracture include swelling, pain, numbness, tingling, and a limited range of. Wrist fracture treatment in Merced, CA, at the Regional Hand Center can include methods such as a splint, cast, or surgery.

De Quervain’s Syndrome in Merced, CA

De Quervain’s syndrome occurs when the vast system of nerves and tendons becomes enlarged and the tunnel through which they pass becomes too narrow. This condition can cause pain in the wrist or thumb when grasping items or twisting your wrist. Treatment for De Quervain’s syndrome in Merced, CA, can include methods such as splints, medication, and steroid injections.

Sports Injuries in Merced, CA

Sports-related hand injuries encompass a variety of conditions typically acquired as a result of athletic injuries or overuse. These conditions include mallet finger, stress fractures, joint dislocations, and scaphoid fractures. Regional Hand Center in Merced, CA, treats hand-related sports injuries with wrist braces, anti-inflammatory medications, or surgery.

About Merced, CA

Merced, CA, offers the feel of small-town living in a mid-size city. With the University of California Merced campus opening in 2005, the town of Merced offers many profound educational and professional opportunities. With a youthful and diverse community makeup, Merced is a hub for many great educational, cultural, and business experiences.

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