Primary Care

About Carpal Tunnel

Announcing an innovative Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment program now available to Canadian patients at two convenient locations in Buffalo, New York

JOIN US FOR A FREE SEMINAR
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General Physician, PC
705 Maple Road, Suite 300
Williamsville, NY 14221

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To schedule an appointment or get more information click here or call 716-500-HAND (4263)

Release and Relief

This program is designed to evaluate, and definitively treat patients with chronic carpal tunnel symptoms in one day! By using ultrasound for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes we are now able to reliably and comfortably provide patients expedited symptom relief. This innovative procedure cuts recovery time to a day or two, with mild soreness for a short period following the procedure. You'll be pain free faster and easier than you ever imagined was possible!

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a result of chronic compression of the median nerve.  Ninety percent of patients present with a classic story of numbness, pain, tingling in the median nerve distribution of the hand that is worse at night, while driving, or while reading a newspaper. Classic physical exam findings (Tinels and Phalens) combined with the above history make the CTS diagnosis greater than 80% probable.

While nonoperative treatment in the form of splints, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, and injections can be useful in the first couple of months after symptom onset, symptoms greater than six months rarely respond adequately to nonoperative treatment.  The chronic restriction in blood flow that results from nerve compression leads to irreversible changes to the nerve. These changes make it even more difficult for blood to reach the nerve, and therefore symptoms can only be reliably relieved by nerve decompression. Several studies have demonstrated the superior results achieved with surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for CTS lasting longer than six months.

 

carpal tunnel numbness and pain locationCommon Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Symptoms

  •  Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain in the thumb, and index, ring and middle fingers
  • Occasional shock-like sensations that radiate to the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
  • Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
  • Weakness in the hand

 

What is the Release and Relief Program?

Release and Relief is a program designed to care for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome – Evaluation and Treatment in ONE Day.

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Micro-invasive, Micro-recovery

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and are considering a surgical procedure, Micro-invasive Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR) with the SX-One MicroKnife® may be right for you. Developed by doctors at the Mayo Clinic, the SX-One MicroKnife® is the breakthrough device that allows ultrasound-guided CTR to be performed through a tiny incision.

 

 

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