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Category Archives: Hand Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome part VII: Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Today, Dr. Ostric talks about what happens when conservative measures fail in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and surgery is recommended. Fear not! In this video blog, Dr. Ostric talks about when you should seriously think about surgery as an option, and why you should not be afraid if surgery is recommended for the treatment of your Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

He talks about the specifics of the surgery itself: what is involved, how is it done, what you can expect, and what the recovery is like. If you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain and it is debilitating, you should seriously consider at least getting a thorough evaluation from a Hand Specialist like Dr. Ostric.

If you would like more information, or you want to contact Glenview Plastic Surgeon, and Hand Specialist, Dr. SA Ostric, then please contact him through the website here on this link.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome VI: Hand Pain and anti-inflammatory medications.

In Episode 6 about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, we talk about medications for carpal tunnel syndrome and looking beyond the whole ‘taking meds because it hurts’ philosophy that is so prevalent in our society. Specifically, we focus on: The overuse and misuse of NSAIDS (like Tylenol and Ibuprofen) in our society The way that ‘No Pain.Continue Reading

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome V: Traditional Conservative Therapy

On today’s installment of the Carpal Tunnel video series, I talk about the non-surgical therapies that I use most often to treat the early symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are as follows: Night splints Occupational Therapy (stretching exercises) OTC’s (Over-the-counter medications) Steroid injections (ie ‘cortisone’ shots) Related articles Why nights splints are used inContinue Reading

Carpal Tunnel Video series, Part III

Today, I talk a little bit about how metabolic conditions like type II diabetes contribute to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. Blood sugar control is very important, and this is best achieved in a two tier approach that includes carbohydrate restriction along with insulin/medical therapy. Lifestyle changes are important as well, such as exercise,Continue Reading

Part II of the Video Series on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Today, I talk about some of the various causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, which include trauma and metabolic disorders (ie diabetes, especially type II diabetes). Obesity also is another important consideration as upwards of 80% of type II diabetics are obese, and thus, treating obesity and achieving metabolic improvement through diet and lifestyle can beContinue Reading